Historically, California teachers review and renew their professional licenses in the early parts of the year. In the best of circumstances, this process is simple. However, many times this process becomes overrun when potential accusations are presented against teachers. Here’s how you can navigate potential issues with your teaching credentials and ensure your license is protected and renewed for the following year.

Reasons for License Investigations

As an educator, you are expected to maintain the highest standards. Unfortunately, mistakes can leave a lasting impression on your reputation and cause friction when it comes time to renew your teaching contract. As a result, your license could be investigated, and you may be facing a suspension or revocation. Here are the common reasons your license could be investigated:

  • Unprofessional Conduct
  • Alcohol or Drug Abuse
  • Violence
  • Incompetence

Credential and contract renewals are a common time many teachers receive accusations of the above occurrences. Does it feel like protecting your career is out of your control? This is where a professional license defense attorney can help.

Related Article: What Do I Do If My California Teaching License Is Under Investigation?

Tips for Renewals

If you are ready to renew your teaching credentials and receive an accusation against your license, you can fight these claims. In addition to the common causes mentioned above, past convictions and dismissed charges can also come up during this investigation and cause friction with your license. With the help of a license defense lawyer, you can create formal statements and provide supporting documents to the Commission on Teacher Credentialing to help eliminate any accusations against you.  

Contact Unlock Legal

Our experienced team at Unlock Legal understands how important your teaching credentials are to your career and your livelihood. If you have received accusations against your license or are being investigated by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing, our team can help.

We’ve stood before licensing boards to petition for reinstatement, fight against license denial, and even manage administrative hearings when a professional’s license is under investigation. Our priority is to get you the best outcome possible and handle your case from beginning to end – no matter how long it takes.

Unlock Legal provides focused representation in criminal defense and defense for California licensed professionals. Contact Unlock Legal today or give us a call at 949-268-2857 to speak with a professional about your case and your unique needs. You’ll find we are compassionate, easy to talk to, and willing to help in any capacity we can.

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