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Credentialing and Fingerprinting Services

 ​​​​​​Credentials Staff

 Susana Fernandez
Maria Pelayo
Credentials Technician
Corina Ramos
Credentials Technician
Dee Zelinski
Credentials Technician
(714) 966-4306
Due to COVID-19, The OCDE Credentials Unit has implemented guidelines to maintain the health and safety of the public and OCDE employees.            
      • All visitors are required to wear a face covering at all times on OCDE's premises
      • If you appear ill, we will reschedule your appointment
      •  Please have all necessary forms completed before your arrival
      • OCDE restrooms will be closed to the public

We are taking customers by appointment only at this time.

Please call our office for an appointment.

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 fingerprint and Live Scan services.  

The following are the most common types of credentials an individual can hold. Please click on the links for more information.


Fingerprinting Appointments are available between 9:00am and 4:00pm.

Please call us at (714) 966-4306

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:


The Orange County Department of Education is located at: 200 Kalmus Dr. Costa Mesa, CA. 92626