Students that have completed all the courses and other certificate requirements may apply for a ELAC certificate at any time. Students must fill out the correct request for the certificate application - Skills Certificate or Certificate of Achievement. (See both below)


  Request for Department Discipline Skills Certificate

  Certificate of Achievement


Once the application is complete, the student must reach out to Admissions and Records by sending an email using their student.laccd email to:


Students can login into Cranium Cafe using your Canvas account Cranium Cafe:

Other resources:

Admissions and Records Homepage and Chat

Counseling Homepage and Chat

Reasons to Apply for a Certificate

  • College certificates are an excellent way to help employers quickly review your transcripts.
  • College Certificates of Achievement get posted on your transcripts.
  • College certificates are aligned to the state child development permits.
  • Child development permits help and are required (most, not all) to get hired as a "teacher" in the early childhood field (some students use it as an avenue toward their ultimate goal if it is not early childhood education).
  • College certificates are "nice" looking to post on your wall...proud showcasing!
  • College certificates help out the department's funding in support of student success.