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Submit a Paper Application

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. NOTE: All documents must have an original "wet" ink signature.

First Time Substitute Permits

Please submit the required materials to our office via U.S. mail or drop off at our address. Processing time is approximately 2-3 weeks. Official Electronic Transcripts must be sent directly from the university to our email.

If your university does not offer electronic transcripts, you may have them send hard copies to SDCOE, 6401 Linda Vista Road, Credentials Room 104, San Diego, CA 92111.  

Teaching and Service Credentials

If you're currently employed, please submit your application through your district / charter if possible. (All employer driven documents (STSP, PIP, GELAP, SELAP, Waivers, etc.) must be submitted through your employer.) Otherwise, please submit all materials via U.S. mail to SDCOE, 6401 Linda Vista Road, Credentials - Room 104, San Diego, CA 92111. Processing time is approximately two weeks. Note: We will not be providing same day Temporary Permits at this time. Temporary Permits will be mailed / emailed once the applications are processed in the order we receive it. 


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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.

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.

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.

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.