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Substitute Teacher Info

To qualify for a substitute teaching certificate, you must have a bachelor's degree on official transcripts from an accredited institution. It is valid for six years and is renewable.

We require that first time applicants submit a completed application, an official transcript listing a BA or higher, the original fingerprint clearance card, and a $60.00 check or money order to the Arizona Certification Office.

Substitute teachers receive a daily rate payment of $100.00.

For information about obtaining a fingerprint clearance card, contact the Arizona Dept of Public Safety at (602) 223.2279. Mail all materials in one package to:

Arizona Certification Office
400 West Congress, Room 118
Tucson, Arizona 85701

or call (520) 628.6326. To download a Substitute Teacher Application Form, please visit our How to Apply page.