(a) No applicant who is under review by the commission shall be allowed to withdraw his or her application for a credential without the written consent of the commission. The commission shall retain its authority over those applicants to proceed with the denial of the credential upon any ground provided by law, or to enter an order denying the credential upon any ground provided by law.

(b) The suspension or expiration of any credential, its surrender without the written consent of the commission, or a revocation pursuant to Section 44423 does not deprive the commission of its authority to do any of the following:

Terms Used In California Education Code 44440

  • Private admonition: as used in this article and in Article 3 (commencing with Section 44240) of Chapter 2, is a warning, in writing, to the applicant or credential holder that states in ordinary and concise language the act or omission of the applicant or credential holder and further states that repetition of such act or omission may result in denial, suspension, or revocation of the credential. See California Education Code 44438

(1) Institute or continue a disciplinary proceeding against the credential holder upon any ground provided by law.

(2) Enter an order suspending or revoking the credential.

(3) Issue a public reproval or private admonition to the credential holder.

(Amended by Stats. 2001, Ch. 342, Sec. 34. Effective January 1, 2002.)