Out-of-state prepared educators who hold a Bachelor's or higher degree and have met the California Basic Skills Requirement may apply for certification to be a day-to-day substitute teacher. Individuals who hold a full California general or special education teaching credential are already authorized to substitute teach and therefore do not need to apply for a substitute permit unless required as a hiring condition by their employing school district.
To qualify for a substitute permit, you must submit the following:
- Application Form (41-4) and processing fee.
See the application instructions to be sure the form is properly filled out.
- Official transcripts verifying your Bachelor's degree.
The transcripts must be the original college issued documents, not photocopies, but they do not have to be sealed in the original envelope.
- Satisfaction of the California Basic Skills Requirement.
See Credential Leaflet CL-667 for additional information, including examples of out-of-state examinations that meet this requirement.
- Evidence of fingerprint processing.
See Credential Leaflet CL-271 regarding fingerprint requirements.