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Temporary County Certificates (TCC)

A Temporary County Certificate (TCC) is a document authorized by California Education Code to allow a teacher to serve in a certificated position while an application for a credential is being reviewed at the Calfornia Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC). 

The San Diego County Office of Education Credential Services Department has the authority to issue a TCC to a teacher candidate after obtaining all required documentation and determining that the candidate qualifies for a California teaching credential.  The TCC is valid until the expiration date listed on the form or until the CTC grants or denies the credential application.  A TCC is only valid in the county of issuance.

To obtain a TCC you must provide a completed application packet including all supporting documentation and fee to our office as well as the Temporary County Certificate form (see Credential and Fingerprint Forms).  After we have reviewed the application and determined eligibility, you will receive a copy of the TCC. Please be aware that you may need additional fingerprints called Clearinghouse to activate the TCC.

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