The Tulare County Office of Education (TCOE) is the local agency that provides credentialing services to school districts, charter schools and individuals across the county. TCOE provides guidance and information on state requirements and regulations as well as reviews applications to ensure accuracy and completion before submitting to the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) for final approval.
Our Credentials Department can provide the following services:
Contact names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses for the Credentials staff at the Tulare County Office of Education can be found on the Human Resources Division Directory page.
Clear, Professional, or Professional Clear Credentials and 30 Day Emergency Substitute Permits can only be renewed online. To complete the online renewal process, proceed to the Commission's website at www.ctc.ca.gov. For detailed instructions of the online renewal process, please click here to open "How to Renew".
If you are employed by a public school in Tulare County, or are seeking employment, we encourage you to submit all credential applications (except online renewals) to our Credentials Department for processing. The only applications we will be unable to process are for those completing their initial K-12 teaching or services credential who have completed a program in California.
All completed applications are forwarded to the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing on the applicant's behalf.
Exam schedules for Credential exams are available in the Credential office or at www.ctcexams.nesinc.com.
Persons wishing to substitute teach in Tulare County will first need to be cleared through the Tulare County Office of Education. This may require applying for a credential or permit, or completing fingerprint and TB clearance(s), if a credential is already held.
If you prefer to apply directly to the Commission on Teacher Credentialing for your Substitute Permit, you may find additional information on their website at www.ctc.ca.gov. Please note that if you choose to apply directly for your Substitute Permit, you will not be able to complete our Substitute process until your document has been granted, and you will still need to complete our employment process including fingerprinting and TB clearance.
Tulare County Office of Education
Tim A. Hire, County Superintendent of Schools
P.O. Box 5091
Visalia, CA 93278-5091