California Statewide Educator Identifier (SEID) FAQs
What is the California Statewide Educator Identifier (SEID)?
The SEID is a unique statewide identification number to be used by education agencies when reporting to the California Department of Education (CDE). The SEID is a 10 digit randomly generated, non-personally identifiable number.
Who gets a SEID and how are SEIDs issued?
Will an individual who only holds a Certificate of Clearance be assigned a SEID?
Do educators have access to their own SEID?
Do employers have access to the SEIDs of their employees?
How do employing agencies access the SEID of an educator?
What are SEIDs used for?
Do agencies that contract with charter schools have access to SEIDs of educators?
Pursuant to Education Code §44230.5, charter schools can access SEIDs. Vendors, consultant firms, and agencies that provide contracted employees to charter schools do not have access to SEIDs of educators.
Agencies that provide HR support services to charter schools can access SEIDS if they have been authorized to do so on behalf of the charter school by their monitoring authority. Employees at these agencies can be granted access to the SEID lookup tool if they have either (1) been given a CalSAAS account by their monitoring authority, or (2) if their charter school's monitoring authority requests access.
How do employers get access to the new SEID Lookup Tool?
The SEID Lookup tool within the Educator Credentialing System (ECS) is secured and is available to authorized individuals only. Individuals who had a user account in the California Statewide Assignment Accountability System (CalSAAS) or were involved in California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS) reporting at the time of the ECS SEID Lookup launch were automatically given access to the SEID Lookup. An email was distributed to these individuals with instructions on how to access this feature and authenticate themselves.
Employers who require access but did not receive the email described above, may email SEID@ctc.ca.gov for assistance. Within the email provide the following information:
- Your full name
- Your Title
- Your email address associated to your organization
- CDS code associated to the County Office of Education, school district, or charter school you represent
Note: Access to the ECS SEID Lookup is limited to authorized representatives of County Offices of Education, school districts, and charter schools. Access will not be granted to vendors, consultant firms, and other agencies that contract with schools.