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​Credential Validation and Registration  

The Commission on Teacher Credentialing has made information available to provide immediate access to credential information at  The credential information serves as the official record of certification.  Changes, updates, and/or corrections made to records may take up to three working days to be reflected on the website look-ups.  Life credentials not converted onto the CTC website but registered with MCOE are maintained by the Credentials Department.

All persons hired by Marin County public school districts for positions requiring administrative, teaching, service, and special education credentials, as well as other permits and certificates must register their authorizing documents with their employing school district.  The districts notify the Credentials Analyst of all new hires. 

MCOE Credentials Department

The Marin County Office of Education (MCOE) Credentials Analyst serves as a liaison between the County public schools and the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC), which is the autonomous state standards board for the state of California and issues California credentials.

One of the Commission’s responsibilities is to ensure appropriate assignment of teaching and non-teaching certificated staff.  The Credentials Department supports and assists school districts, certificated employees and credential applicants in the following:

​District Support ​Teacher Support
  • ​Legal Compliance
  • Temporary County Certificates
  • District & Teacher Assistance
  • Certificated Assignment Monitoring & Reporting
  • Deciles 1, 2, 3 ELLA Review
  • Districts’ Payroll Processing Support

District Resources Page for Leaflets, Forms and Manuals

  • Credential Processing, Prepared in California, Out of State & Out of Country
  • English Language Learner Authorization
  • Countywide Substitute Teacher Registration & Monitoring
  • Application Assistance for Child Development Permits
  • Credential Trainings and Workshops

Teacher Resources Page

The Marin County Credentials Office is open to the public. Appointments are highly recommended. You can see my real-time availability and schedule time with me at Amy Ridings' Calendar.

Directions:   From Highway 101, take the Terra Linda/Freitas Parkway exit.  Drive West on Freitas Parkway.  At the third stoplight (Safeway is on the left) turn right on Las Gallinas Avenue.  Go two blocks to the first stop sign and proceed through the intersection.  The Marin County Office of Education is on the left.

Amy Ridings
Credentials Analyst

Credentials: 415.491.6686
Substitute Teaching: 415.499.5863
Fax:  415.491.6625

Marin County Office of Education
1111 Las Gallinas Avenue
P.O. Box 4925
San Rafael, CA 94913-4925