Application Process

Monterey County Office of Education

Leadership, Support and Service to Prepare All Students for Success

Dr. Deneen Guss, County Superintendent of Schools

Credential Application Processing

The Monterey County Credential Services Team assists in processing applications for the following types of credentials, permits or certificates:

  • Emergency 30-Day Substitute Permits
  • Multiple Subject (out-of-state, out-of-country trained)
  • Single Subject (out-of-state, out-of-country trained)
  • Subject Matter Authorizations (for Multiple/Single Subject Credentials)
  • Supplementary Authorizations (for Multiple/Single Subject Credentials)
  • CLAD/BCLAD Certificates
  • Education Specialist (special education) (out-of-state, out-of-country trained)
  • Services credentials (administrative, speech therapy, school counseling, school psychology, school nurse)
  • Child Development Permits (preschool)
  • Adult Education
  • Career Technical Education (vocational education)

All credential information by appointment only. Email preferred please.

Michele Hensley
Credentials Analyst
Phone: 831.784.4260 opt. 1

Christina Garcia
Credentials Analyst
Phone: 831.784.4260 opt. 2

Sonoma County Office of Education and Ventura County Office of Education are the Program Sponsors that serve Monterey County educators for Designated Subjects Credentials. Both agencies have available staff to assist individuals interested in obtaining a preliminary credential or to clear an Adult Education or Career Technical Education Designated Subjects Credential.

For information or a counseling appointment, contact:

Sonoma County Office of Education

5340 Skylane Blvd.
Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Phone: 707.524.2818

SCOE Credentials Page

Ventura County Office of Education

5189 Verdugo Way
Camarillo, CA 93012

Phone: 805.437.1320

VCOE Credentials Page


Leigh Butler

Chief Human Resources Officer
Phone: 831.784.4195

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