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Credentialing

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Ensuring high-quality educators serve our region's diverse students

The San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE) is the local agency that provides credentialing services to school districts, charter schools, universities, and individuals across the county. SDCOE provides guidance and information on state requirements and regulations as well as reviews applications to ensure accuracy and completion before submitting to the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) for final approval.

Credential or Permit Application Submission

If you would like to submit a credential or permit application for processing, please either send them via U.S. mail, truck mail, drop off at our front gate, or walk-in at 6401 Linda Vista Road, Room 104, San Diego, CA 92111. Please allow three to four weeks for processing time.

 

Important Notices

Both Offices Closed for All-Staff Event
all day
Walk-in for All Services Available (both locations)
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North County Office Closed
all day
Walk-in for All Services Available (both locations)
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Walk-in for All Services Available (both locations)
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North County Office Closed
all day
Walk-in for All Services Available (both locations)
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Walk-in for All Services Available (both locations)
-
North County Office Closed
all day
Walk-in for All Services Available (both locations)
-
Walk-in for All Services Available (both locations)
-
North County Office Closed
all day
Both Offices Closed for All-Staff Event
all day

Office Hours and Locations

San Diego County Office of Education

6401 Linda Vista Road
San Diego, CA 92111-7399​

  • Phone: 858-298-2194
  • Check in outside Room 105

Live Scan Service

  • Monday walk-in from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursdays by appointment only from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Friday walk-in from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 Credential Services

  • Monday walk-in from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday thru Thursday walk-in from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Friday walk-in from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

North County Regional Education Center

255 Pico Avenue
San Marcos, CA 92069​

  • Phone: 858-298-2194
  • Check in Room 102

Live Scan Service

  • Monday walk-in from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays by appointment only from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Friday walk-in from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Credential Services

  • Monday walk-in from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
  • Friday walk-in from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 


Learn more about Educator Preparation

Explore tools and information related to designated subjects, internship credentials, added authorization in special education, and induction by calling 858-295-8772.

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To apply for a Certificate of Clearance, applicants must complete Live Scan fingerprinting (41-LS and Clearinghouse) and then apply online at the Commission of Teacher Credentialing website.

To update your name with the Commission it is necessary to complete and submit form 41-NC along with all the requested documentation. Access the form online, then submit it to our office or send it directly to the Commission on Teacher Credentialing at 1900 Capitol Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95811-4213.

Applicants seeking a first-time, renewal, or upgrade to their Child Development Permit must first submit the required paperwork and fees.

The CTC no longer prints nor mails a physical document to credential or permit holders. If you need a physical copy of your credential or permit, you will need to print a copy from the CTC website.

Renewing online three months prior to the expiration date usually allows enough time for the document to be granted and downloaded to our payroll system.

SDCOE is currently accepting all paper applications via U.S. mail at 6401 Linda Vista Road, Room 104, San Diego, CA 92111. Please allow approximately 3-4 weeks for processing time.

The Emergency 30-Day Substitute Teaching Permit authorizes the holder to serve as a day-to-day substitute teacher in any classroom, including preschool, kindergarten, and grades 1-12 inclusive, or in classes organized primarily for adults.

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