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Credentialing Services

The Monterey County Office of Education (MCOE) serves as the local agency approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) to register the credentials of persons hired by county school districts for positions requiring administrative, teaching, service and special education credentials as well as other permits and certificates. The Credential Services Team supports and assists school districts, certificated employees, and credential applicants in the following:

  • Credential Application Processing
  • Certificated Personnel Assignments
  • District and Charter Staff Training
  • Legal Compliance
  • Credential Records Management
  • District/County Monitoring and Reporting
  • Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)
  • Substitute Consortium
  • CCTC Interface

Online Renewal

If you hold a Professional Clear or Clear Teaching or Services Credential, as of January 1, 2007 you are required to renew online at the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing website. As of July 1st, 2012, the Professional Clear or Clear Teaching or Services Credential renewal fee is $102.50.

If you are renewing an Emergency 30 Day Substitute Permit you may also renew online at the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing website. 

Please make sure you list Monterey County as your County of Employment when renewing online. 

All Credential Information by appointment only.

Renew Now

For Credential Appointments Connect With:

Michele Hensley

Michele Hensley

Credentials Analyst
Christina Garcia

Christina Garcia

Credentials Analyst

Substitute Teachers Needed

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Interested in becoming a substitute teacher? Looking for work or a career change?

To become a substitute teacher all you need is:

  • A Bachelor's Degree of higher
  • Meet the Basic Skills Requirement

To get started on becoming a substitute teacher please connect with a credentials analyst at the Monterey County Office of Education. Michele Hensley,, or Christina Garcia,, or call 831.784.4260.