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.
- 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 August 14, 2023