• 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 certificated individuals to 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 certificated employees hold the proper credentials for their position.

    Our department conducts state-mandated audits of certificated assignments in all public school districts within Alameda County to ensure that all certificated employees are properly assigned and that program operations meet state requirements and objectives.

    Appointments are required for permit or credential assistance. Please call (510) 670-4262.

    ► 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 meets the new California Commission for Teacher Credentialing (CTC) guidelines for the Clear Administrative Services Credential. This replaces the Tier II 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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  • Contact Credentialing Services

    Stephanie Tomasi Stephanie Tomasi
    Credentials Manager
    510-670-4264
    stomasi@acoe.org
    April Alvarez April Alvarez
    Senior Credentials Specialist
    510-670-4262
    aalvarez@acoe.org