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The Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE) is committed to serving, inspiring, and promoting student and public school success.
Strategic campaigns to raise awareness of the overall benefits of education
Improving access to inclusive, equitable, high quality education.
Meeting the emerging needs of the community by providing leadership and support for children, schools, and the greater community.
A premier service organization.
Fostering respectful, supportive, and inclusive work environments within and across branches, departments, clusters, and sites.
To best serve you, please email us at
one of the following addresses. We will be happy to assist you with forms, links and step by step instructions to obtain your permit or credential.
We have a drop box available for your convenience, located on the Brokaw side of the building at 1290 Ridder Park Dr, labeled MC255, San Jose, CA 95131.
Please drop your documents in our secure box with a note and we will review them and get back to you by email.
Mailbox Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, closed on Holidays.
The Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE) serves as the local agency approved by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) to register the credentials of persons hired by county school districts for positions requiring administrative, teaching, service and special education credentials as well as other permits and certificates. The Credential Services Unit supports and assists school districts, certificated employees, and credential applicants. Please note: Our services are guided by the rules and regulations of the CTC and defined in California State Education Code.
We are closed in observance of major holidays. For additional changes to service hours, call (408) 453-6767.