How to Become a Substitute Teacher

How to Become a Substitute Teacher


 Must hold a 30-Day Sub Permit or a regular California Credential to work as a substitute teacher. To qualify for a 30-Day Sub Permit, you must possess a completed bachelor’s degree and have passed the CBEST.

 To apply for a 30-Day Sub Permit, please email for step-by-step directions.

Application Process

  • Applications for Substitute Teachers are accepted through, during an open Substitute Teacher Eligibility Pool. The Eligibility Pool opens in July and will remain open until filled.  Closing dates are subject to change.

Required Documents

The following documents must be attached to your Substitute Teacher application:

  • 30 Day Sub Permit or California Credential

  • CBEST Scores (passing results)

  • Transcripts with posted degree (unofficial are ok)

  • Current Resume

  • Letter of Recommendation from the Professional/Educational field. (Must be dated within 18 months of application date)

Fingerprint Information

  •  All new employees must clear fingerprint procedures prior to working. Livescan information will be provided by the District.

  • Clovis Unified cannot accept fingerprint clearance for employment purposes from other agencies, school districts, county offices, or the Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

  • The fee for fingerprinting is $55.00

Substitute Teacher Pay

  •  Substitute Teachers are paid $155 per day (2021-22 School Year)

  • Long-Term Substitute positions are paid at $165 per day, starting on the eleventh (11th) consecutive day in the same assignment (2021-22 School Year)

For additional information or questions, please email