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Credential Services

Please note the following upcoming closures:

Linda Vista Main Campus and North County NCREC Campus: Due to COVID-19, our offices will be closed until further notice. We are working remotely, so please email us at sdcred@sdcoe.net for questions about Credentials or Fingerprinting. Thank you.


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

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)