UPDATE: At the August meeting, the State Board of Education approved the 20-hour online training option for obtaining a substitute certificate. This rule will go into effect in late December 2021. DESE will begin working with the training vendor to tentatively open the required training later in the fall. This will allow the opportunity for interested individuals to complete the training prior to December and be ready to submit a substitute application when the rule becomes effective in late December. Notification will be provided on DESE's website when the training is available.
**Retired Teachers do not have a limit of 550 hours they can work for the school district this year. It has been waived again for the school year 2021-2022.**
A Career Technical Substitute certificate is for individuals who will only substitute teach in a career center or an approved vocational program in courses such as carpentry, welding, nursing, etc. A Career Technical Substitute certificate is granted based upon an applicant’s occupational experience and training in a specific field. Applicants must meet one of the following: