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Credentialing and Fingerprinting Services

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​Credentials Staff
 Donna Mantei


Maria Pelayo
Credentials Technician
Corina Ramos
Credentials Technician
Dee Zelinski
Credentials Technician
 Elizabeth Bankston
Administrative Assistant III



3001 Redhill Ave. 
Building 4, Suite 109
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Located in the OCDE Recruitment Center

Hours of Appointments


To make an appointment, click HE​R​E​​ or call us at (714) 966-4306.

Please only make one appointment per person.​​

The Orange County Department of Education Credentials Unit serves as the liaison to the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing for Orange County School Districts and the County Office. We offer Credential and Live Scan/Fingerprint services.  Live Scan/Fingerprint fees range from $25-$137 depending on the services needed. 

The Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) oversees college, university, and alternative program accreditations, issuance of credentials and permits, examinations to meet subject matter competency and any changes in legislation and regulation of teacher credentialing. Please click on the links below for more information.  


For further inquiries regarding credentials, please email:

To contact the Division of Professional Practices (DPP), please email: