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Credentials

The Credential Analyst provides general credentialing information, credential application and renewal processing services, temporary county certificate issuance, monitors credentials annually in accordance with SB 435, and serves as a liaison to the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) for Stanislaus County Office of Education.

Credential Services is mandated by law to review, register and certify the credentials, certificates and permits held or applied for by all certificated personnel for all Stanislaus County Office of Education and surrounding Districts.  In this capacity, it maintains official records for the Commission on Teacher Credentialing relating to monitoring and review of teaching and service assignment. 


 

Contact Us


1100 H Street
Modesto, CA 95354

Key Contacts

Suzanne Lazar
(209) 238-1611

Senior Credentials Analyst

Elaine Jones
(209) 238-1604

Credentials Analyst

Frequently Asked Questions

I have a credential issued by another state. What do I need to do?

Most out of state credentials qualify an applicant to receive a California Preliminary Credential. For further information about the requirements for this process, please contact the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC): (888) 921-2682.

Additional questions and/or assistance can also be provided by the SCOE Credential Analysts. They may be reached at 209-238-1611 or 209-238-1604.

How long does it take to get my Emergency 30-day Permit?

After the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) receives your application, it takes approximately ten (10) working days to receive your permit by e-mail.

Additional questions and/or assistance can also be provided by the SCOE Credential Analysts. They may be reached at 209-238-1611 or 209-238-1626.

I'm enrolled in a credentialing program to get my single-subject credential, but I'm not finished yet. Can I still get hired?

Employers are required to first consider fully credentialed applicants for Certificated vacancies. However, it is possible to get hired in some positions prior to obtaining a credential. The applicant will be required to obtain an Intern Certificate or other appropriate authorization issued by the CCTC.

Additional questions and/or assistance can also be provided by the SCOE Credential Analysts. They may be reached at 209-238-1611 or 209-238-1604.

My credential is about to expire, what do I do?

Visit the credential renewal section of the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) website to find out if your credential must be or is eligible to be renewed online. If online credential renewal is not available and you are currently employed with a school district, visit your district's personnel office for assistance in submitting the application. Otherwise, you may renew your credential by mail. Manual application forms are available through the Commission. Be sure to keep copies of all documents submitted to the CCTC including a copy of your payment.

Additional questions and/or assistance can also be provided by the SCOE Credential Analysts. They may be reached at 209-238-1611 or 209-238-1604.

I don't have a teaching credential, but I want to substitute teach, what do I need to do?

Apply for an Emergency Substitute Credential through the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC). The commission will mail you all the necessary forms along with instructions detailing the required documentation you need to apply for the credential. At a minimum, you will need to have your original transcripts from the college or university where you received a bachelor's degree or higher and an original CBEST card showing that you passed the CBEST.

Additional questions and/or assistance can also be provided by the SCOE Credential Analysts. They may be reached at 209-238-1611 or 209-238-1604.