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Credential Services

Due to COVID-19, our offices will have very limited appointments available for Credentialing and Livescan Services at the Linda Vista location only. We will not be accepting walk-ins. Please make an appointment here. You may email us at for questions about Credentials, Fingerprinting or appointments. If you are unable to find an appointment, email us for a list of local Livescan locations that are open. Thank you.  


SDCOE, 6401 Linda Vista Road, Room, 104, San Diego, CA 92111

Our Response to COVID-19:

The SDCOE Credentials Department is still accepting credential application materials while working remotely.

First Time Substitute Permits — Please submit the required materials to our email at sdcred@sdcoe.netClick here for a list of required materials. 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 our address below.

Teaching and Service Credentials — If 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 US mail to SDCOE, 6401 Linda Vista Road, Credentials Room 104, San Diego, CA 92111. Prior to sending, please click the link(s) below for information and checklists on your specific credential.  

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 payroll system.

San Diego County Office Of Education

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


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)