Sonoma County Office of Education



Whether you are interested in a career in education in Sonoma County, interested in substitute teaching, or seeking assistance with credentials, this page offers multiple resources to get you started.


SCOE’s credentials office assists Sonoma County educators with credential/permit applications, facilitates credential/permit renewals, records all credentials registered in the county, and advises out-of-state applicants regarding California certification requirements. Learn more about credentialing services here.


Law requires that school districts and county offices of education obtain Department of Justice fingerprint clearance for all new employees. To help districts do so, the Sonoma County Office of Education (SCOE) operates a Live Scan Fingerprinting machine. This machine scans fingerprints and sends them electronically to the Department of Justice. Learn more about SCOE fingerprinting or schedule an appointment.

Job Seeker

Sonoma County public schools employ nearly 8,300 individuals, about half of whom are teachers. Others include administrators, teaching assistants (also known as para-professionals), and various support staff. Positions that do not require a teaching or administrative credential are known as classified positions. To learn more about working for the Sonoma County Office of Education (SCOE) OR a local school district, click here.

Job Opportunities at SCOE: Find specific job opportunities at SCOE here.

Job Fair

Each Spring, SCOE hosts a job fair that provides one-of-a-kind opportunity for certificated and classified job seekers looking to work in Sonoma County schools to meet face-to-face with representatives from hiring school districts. Learn more about the job fair here.

Substitute Teaching

The Sonoma County Office of Education (SCOE) maintains a centralized substitute teacher database and individuals interested in substitute teaching in Sonoma County must register through SCOE’s credentials office. Prospective substitutes must attend a substitute orientation session. Learn more about substitute teaching here.

Nicole Rosaschi, SCOE Administrative Operations Specialist, Human Resources
"I love that the people I work with are passionate about their work, passionate about our students getting the best possible education, and passionate about Sonoma County. " - Nicole Rosaschi, SCOE Administrative Operations Specialist, Human Resources