Pursuant to the Federal Privacy Act of 1974, you are hereby notified that disclosure of your social security number is voluntary. This record keeping system was established pursuant to the authority of The Regents of the University of California under Art. IX, Sec. 9 of the California Constitution. The social security number or Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN) is used to verify your identity and is required by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) to be recommended for your credential.