• ​Credential Validation and Registration

    The Commission on Teacher Credentialing has made information available to provide immediate access to credential information.  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:

  • Amy Ridings
    Credentials Analyst


    To schedule a meeting,
    visit Amy Ridings' calendar.


    Scheduling a meeting is preferred,

    but walk-ins are welcome.

    Scheduled meetings will take priority.


    Credentials: 415.491.6686
    Substitute Teaching: 415.499.5863
    Fax:  415.491.6625 (Include "Attn: Amy

    Ridings" or "Credentials Analyst")

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

  • 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.

District Support

Teacher Support

    • 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