Below you will find details on requirements to earn a permit to serve as a substitute teacher in California, including academic and examination requirements. Select the type of permit you wish to apply for.
Passage of Assembly Bill (AB) 167 temporarily extends substitute teaching limitations for the 2021-2022 school year. Employers may refer to Credential Information Alert (CIA) 21-04 and Substitute FAQs for more information.
- Emergency 30-Day Substitute Teaching Permit (Day-to-Day Substitute Teaching)
- Emergency Substitute Teaching Permit for Prospective Teachers (For individuals who have not earned a Bachelor's or higher degree)
- Emergency Career Substitute Permit (For individuals with 3+ years of substitute teaching)
- Emergency Designated Subjects Career Technical Education Permit for 30-Day Substitute Teaching Service (For substitute teaching in Career Technical Education [CTE] classes)
Updated January 01, 2023