• Credentials Services


About Our Program

  • The Santa Barbara County Education Office offers a variety of credentialing programs and services. Credential counseling and assistance with applications to the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing are part of our Credentials Services.

  • Credentialing Grants

    SBCEO Credentials Services administers the following grant to help support new special educators in Santa Barbara County.

    • Local Solutions to the Shortage of Special Education Teachers Grant is available to individuals who are currently pursuing Education Specialist Instruction Credentials for teaching Special Education and to Special Education teachers carrying student loan debt who were granted their credential in California after June 30, 2017.

      Find information and application here



    Additional Resources

    Application for Temporary County Certificate allows an educator's employing district to request temporary certification while a qualifying credential/permit application is being processed by CTC and operates similar to a temporary driver license
    Find application here.


  • Tom Heiduk
    Manager, Credentials Services
    (805) 964-4710, ext. 5266

    Wendy Garcia
    Certificated Human Resources Technician
    (805) 964-4710, ext. 2402