I send in my application with the transcripts, TB test, fingerprinting relase forms, etc. They check everything over.
RUSD: "Your application has been approved."
I say, "Are you absolutely positive that you have everything you need for my permit application? I'm leaving for Europe next week and will be gone for quite a while."
RUSD: "Yes, everything is complete."
I get back from Europe: "Dear RUSD, I haven't gotten my permit yet. What's going on?"
RUSD: "I don't know, ask the CTC."
The CTC doesn't take phone calls, only emails: "Dear CTC, it's been three months and I haven't gotten my permit. What's going on?"
The Commission on Teacher Credentialing: "We have not received your transcripts"