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Credential Services

Please note the following upcoming closures:

Linda Vista Main Campus: This office will be closed on September 3 and 19 (8 to 1 p.m.).

NCREC Campus: This office will be closed on September 3 and 19 (8 to 1 p.m.). 

Please make an appointment as walk-in service may be limited. We thank you for your patience and understanding.


The San Diego County Office of Education Credentials Department is the local agency that provides the following services to school districts, charter schools, universities and individuals:

The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) is the state agency that issues California credentials. Click the links below for more information on:

If you need to register your credential with the San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE), call us at 858-292-3581. Using your social security number and date of birth, a credential technician will locate your credential at the CTC website and ​record it in the SDCOE database.

San Diego County Office Of Education

Address: 6401 Linda Vista Road, San Diego, CA 92111
               Check in: Room 104

Credentials

Credentials walk-in hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Live Scan Fingerprint

Appointments and walk-in hours: 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.​

Phone: 858-292-3581 or 800-560-5060 x3581

(See Live Scan fingerprint appointment calendar for availability)

North County Regional Education Center (NCREC)

Address: 255 Pico Ave., San Marcos, CA 92069

Credentials and Fingerprinting located in Room 102
Walk-in hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
Office closed for lunch: Noon to 1 p.m.

Phone: 858-292-3581 or 800-560-5060 x3581

(See Live Scan fingerprint appointment calendar for availability)