• San Diego County Office of Education - Credential Services

    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:

    • Out of State Trained Teachers
    • Child Development Permits
    • Substitute Teaching Permits
    • English Learner Authorizations
    • Designated Subjects Teaching Credentials
    • Temporary County Certificates
    • Registering Credentials
    • Live Scan fingerprinting services
    • Certificate of Clearance

    All certificated staff must have their California credential registered with the San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE) in order to have a paycheck issued through the SDCOE database (PeopleSoft). If you need to register your credential with SDCOE, please call 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.

    SDCOE - Induction Information

    SDCOE - Added Authorization Program

    SDCOE - CSET Preparation Program

    SDCOE - Information for Teachers Trained Out of State



    SDCOE Main Office:

    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.

    858-292-3581 Phone
    858-715-3816 Fax

    Email: sdcred@sdcoe.net


    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

Last Modified on April 1, 2019