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The University Credit Summer Pass is a benefit to members attending CTA Summer Conferences. CTA Members, through attending online conferences live or through watching recordings, will be given the opportunity to accumulate the 15 hours of professional growth needed to qualify for one university credit unit with CSU, Chico. As a benefit to members, CTA will cover the cost of enrollment with CSU, Chico, normally $75.

For information about the Season Pass which took place over Winter and Spring 2020-2021, please visit our archived information page.


  1. Check with your district HR office or local chapter president to ensure that university credits can help you advance on your salary schedule.
  2. Register for and attend CTA summer conferences live on the Attendee Hub or watch recordings on the CTA Virtual Pass.
  3. For your records, download your CTA Professional Growth Hours certificates issued to you at the conclusion of each conference or session watched on Virtual Pass.
  4. Once you have accumulated 15 hours or more, apply for the university credit unit on the CSU, Chico continuing education website before August 15, 2021.
  5. Once your request is processed you will receive an enrollment email with your CSU, Chico portal information.
  6. Log into the CSU, Chico portal to see which course(s) you are enrolled in and request a transcript. Don’t forget to select the setting “Send my transcript once grades are posted”.
  7. Grades will be posted on August 31st, 2021. Printing and mailing of the transcripts will take one to two weeks after that date.
  8. Once received, submit your transcript to your district.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need university credits to advance on the salary scale?
Each district has different rules. Some of them accept the certificates of Professional Growth Hours provided by CTA, while others require University Credits. For more information about your specific case, please contact your district’s human resource department, or reach out to your local chapter’s leadership.

Which conferences qualify for the Summer Pass?
The 2021 Presidents Conference – Home Edition! and the 2021 Summer Institute – Home Edition! both qualify for the Summer Pass. Please note that sessions watched on Virtual Pass only qualify for the Summer Pass if they belong to those two conferences.

Which sessions qualify for Professional Growth Hours?

Type of Content Attendee Hub Live Attendee Hub Recording Virtual Pass Recording
Workshop Session Yes Yes Yes
General Session Yes Yes Yes
Caucus Session Yes No No
Forum Session Yes No No
Social Sessions Yes No No
Chico Info Session Yes No No
Exhibits No No No

Where can I access the content?

You can learn more and register for conferences on our main conference page. All our virtual conferences will be hosted in the Attendee Hub, where you will be able to attend the sessions live as well as watch recordings up to two weeks after the end of the conference. One to two weeks after the end of a conference, its session recordings will be made available on the CTA Virtual Pass, allowing you to stream on-demand conferences you did not attend live.

How do I gather my Professional Growth Hours certificates?
The certificates are not needed to enroll on the CSU, Chico website but are useful to keep track of how many hours you have accumulated.

For live conferences taking place on the Attendee Hub, you will receive an email when the conference ends which will contain the link to download the CTA Professional Growth Hours certificate. That link will remain live during the whole season and the certificate updates if you have logged into the Attendee Hub to watch recordings in the two weeks following the end of the conference.

After two weeks, session recordings will become available on the CTA Virtual Pass. The certificate of attendance for each session you complete is downloadable by clicking the “Submit Credit” button in the “Credit” tab from the CTA Virtual Pass system. The button only becomes active once Members watch the full session.

I need the course details for pre-approval, what are they?
On the CSU, Chico side, the course number is EDUC 809Y-201 (1315) and the course title is CTA University Credit Summer Pass.

The course description is: “CTA Presidents Conference – Home Edition!, July 12-16, 2021. Interactive sessions for new and experienced chapter leaders will provide training designed to enhance your skills as a local president and help build systems of success for your local chapter. On the horizon are constant challenges to the labor movement that will impact the work we do as an organization. The Presidents Conference will provide new and returning presidents a foundation to rely upon as we prepare our chapters well into the future. This conference will host a variety of informative skill building sessions and provide opportunities to build lasting relationships with other presidents. The content focus and design of Presidents Conference is with chapter operations in mind. 2021 CTA Summer Institute – Home Edition!, July 26-29, with a focus on preparing you and your local for the challenges that lie ahead, and a special emphasis on the unique issues and challenges we will all face as we prepare for the new school year. Unit covers both conferences and sessions in the CTA Attendee Hub and Virtual Pass Libraries.”.

When is the enrollment deadline?
You must accumulate at least 15 hours of Professional Growth and apply on the CSU, Chico website before midnight on August 15, 2021.

Can I submit a late request? 
No, there will be no catch-up or late submissions possible for the Summer Pass. You must apply with CSU, Chico before 11:59 PM on August 15, 2021.

How do I request a transcript?
Once your application has been processed and you are enrolled with CSU, Chico, you will receive an email confirmation. The enrollment information in that email allows you to log into the CSU, Chico student portal, from where you can request an official transcript for $8. No digital transcripts will be available to download.

More information on all the ways to request a transcript is available online on the CSU, Chico website. For questions regarding other services offered by Student Records and Registration please visit or call (530) 898-5142.

When will my credit be posted to my transcript?
Credits will be posted to transcripts at the conclusion of the summer semester on August 31, 2021. From that date, standard processing for transcripts can take up to 14 business days and rush processing can take up to 5 business days.

Why do my units show as attempted but not earned on my transcript?
CSU, Chico courses numbered 800-899 are designated as part of a Professional Advancement program and cannot be used towards a degree unless approved by the appropriate department. Successful completion of an 800-level course will appear on the transcript with a CR grade and a value in the attempted field that may not be reflected in the earned field or the summary totals. Any student satisfactorily completing an 800-level course will receive a CR as a grade and this will appear on the transcript to indicate that the units and credit have been earned.

Upon ordering your transcript, you will receive a letter from the CSU, Chico Registrar’s office explaining how to read the transcript. Participants can forward that letter to their district as needed.

How many credit units can I obtain? Will they all be covered by CTA?
You can obtain one University Credit Unit for attending CTA’s Summer conferences. That one unit will be paid for by CTA.

Where do I find my CTA Member ID? 
You will need your CTA membership ID number to complete the application with CSU, Chico. Your membership number is on your CTA member card that you received via mail. Your CTA number is also on your educator magazine address label and will be included on the Professional Growth Hours certificates you will download after attending a conference.

I enrolled with CSU, Chico and received an email about LastPass Premium, what is that about? 
All CSU, Chico students have the option to use LastPass Premium to protect their passwords. This is not required to obtain your transcript, you can ignore this automatic email from, Chico’s IT department.

For more information and to register for University Credit, visit the CSU, Chico continuing education website. For additional questions, contact us at