What is a credential file?
A credential file is a packet of background information that is sent to prospective employers when a candidate is applying for a position. The file may consist of the following:
Who should have a credential file?
How do I set up a credential file?
If you are a new graduate in the College of Education, our office will help you setup your credential file. To set up the file, you will need to fill out a Credential Release Form Request for Service and Unofficial Transcript Request Form. Please bring these forms by our office in 203 Horace Mann, or mail them to:
Career Services Pittsburg State University 1701 S. Broadway Pittsburg, KS 66762-7522
Can I just keep my credit card information on file, or can you bill me?
No. The Career Services Office does not keep credit card information on file. We cannot bill you either. You must make payment before your file can be sent out.
How do I send out my credential file?
All credential requests must be submitted in writing accompanied with payment to the Career Services office. No phone requests. Request forms are available in our office, online, and you should receive one in your credential packet. However, you may also send a letter or email to request to have your credentials sent to an employer. You may also submit your request online.
Please include the following information in your request:
When requesting credentials, it is important to begin early. Don't wait until the last minute. Generally we have a 24-hour turn-around time to get credentials in the mail. However, in our peak season (March-May), it may take up to 72 hours to get credentials in the mail. Please note there are no hand deliveries of confidential files to an employer.
What fees are involved with sending out my file?
What is the difference between an Open and Confidential Recommendation?
Please call the Career Services Office at (620) 235-4140 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.