Substitute Application Process

Richmond R-XVI School District

Substitute Application Process*

  • Complete the application process using the following steps:
  • If you currently hold a valid teaching certificate including an initial professional, a career continuous professional (CCP), a lifetime, temporary, provisional, student services or administrative certificate, you do not need to apply for a substitute certificate.  However, if your professional certificate has expired, then you are required to obtain a substitute certificate.
  • Apply for substitute teaching certificate through DESE using their on-line application process.  See instructions noted below:
  1. Get onto the DESE website:
  2. From the DESE homepage, click on “Certification” tab in the center of the home page.
  3. Next you will click on the “Substitute” tab.  This screen will provide information on obtaining or renewing your substitute certificate.  The cost of a substitute certificate is $50.00.
  • If you are a certified educator who is new to the district or you have had a break in service with the district then a current background check clearance (less than one year old) is required.

*   Completion of the application is the first step in the application process and does not guarantee employment.

Updated 3-24-2016