Credentials Office

The Imperial County Credentials Office is a division of the Human Resources Department.  The Credentials Office provides services to ICOE, local school districts, charter schools, education agencies, credentialed employees, prospective educators (trained in California, out-of-state or out-of-country), substitute teachers, and the community to ensure educator quality and preparation through oversight, advisement and assistance.  Functions of the Credentials Office include:

  • Processing credential applications
  • Coordinate temporary county certificate issuances
  • Registration of teacher and services credentials
  • Evaluating and advising on educator qualifications
  • Fingerprinting applicants
  • Administration of a countywide fingerprint repository
  • Online recommendations for substitute teacher permits and California Teacher Induction
  • Dissemination and facilitation of credential regulations and training
  • Serve as community resource on educator standards
  • Monitor certificated assignments


Contact Information

Ruby Tagaban
Credentials Technician
(760) 312-6132

Estela Suarez
Clerical Assistant II
(760) 312-6156