• credentialing services

    The Alameda County office of Education's Credential Department serves as a liaison to the Commission on Teacher Credentialing and those that need assistance navigating credentialing requirements.

    ► Credential Monitoring

    State law requires teachers and school administrators to be registered in the county where they are employed. State law requires that teachers and school administrators be registered in the county where they are employed. Our staff is approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing to work with districts and schools to ensure that all employed teachers hold the proper credentials for their position.

    Our department conducts and manages county-mandated, district certificated assignment audits to ensure that individuals are properly assigned and that program operations meet state mandates and objectives.

    Appointments are required for permit or credential assistance, available Tuesday through Thursday. Call (510) 670-4262 for assistance.

    ► Credential Consulting

    Our credential specialists assist local educators in applying for, or renewing, credentials. We ensure that every certificated individual working within Alameda County has a valid credential and is working within the legal authorization of their issued credential.

    Appointments are required for permit or credential assistance, available Tuesday through Thursday. Call (510) 670-4262 for assistance.

    ► Clear Administrative Credential Program (formerly Tier II)

    ACOE's Clear Induction Program

    ACOE's Clear Induction Program meets the new California Commission for Teacher Credentialing guidelines for the Clear Administrative Services Credential. This replaces the Tier II program. As of July 1, 2015, all administrators seeking to clear their Preliminary Administrative Services Credential must complete a two-year CTC approved induction program. Previous programs and pathways to the clear credential no longer exist.

    Who Should Participate?

    Any current administrators who possess a Preliminary Administrative Services Credential and are in a position requiring an administrative credential are eligible to apply. Any new administrators hired by districts must enroll in a Clear Induction Administrative Credential Program within 30 days of employment.

    ► Learn more about our Clear Induction program.

    ► Substitute Teacher and Child Development Permits

    We provide Substitute Teacher and Child Development Permit assistance. 

    Substitute Teacher Permits

    Child Development Permits


    Visit the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing for additional information and resources, or contact our office at (510) 670-4262.

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