Substitute Teacher Requirements

  • 1.  On-line Application.  An application MUST be completed for new substitutes coming into the district. Click here to start your application.  (NOTE:  you must have an email address for confirmation that your application was received.  Applications must be complete or they will not be accepted.)
    2. An official transcript (sealed) or an E-Script sent to  Upload your official transcript to your application. Applicants MUST have at least 45 college credit hours.
    3. Proof of SWRESA sub training is required.  Upload your SWRESA sub training certificate to your application. Your certificate is current for five (5) years.  For those applicants whose certificate has expired or need to attend training, refer to the attached RESA schedule for upcoming dates and times or call 229-207-0600. The cost of the class is $25.00. NOTE: Retired teachers who are still certified do not have to attend this training.  If a teacher is no longer certified, you MUST attend the training.  
    4.  Fingerprinting is required for all new applicants and former subs who have not been fingerprinted in the last three (3) years.  The cost of fingerprinting is $52.90 (cashier's check or money order payable to DCSSPD) or pay online through School Bucks. Schedule an appointment for your fingerprinting with DCSSPD by calling 229-431-1812. Submit the completed HRS-F024 and payment to the DCSSPD located at 601 Flint. Please wear a mask. Click here to complete the HRS-F024.
    5. All returning substitutes who do not require fingerprinting (see item #4) are required to have a background check ANNUALLY. Submit the completed HRS-F013 form to HR - or fax to 229-431-1263. Click here to complete the HRS-F013.

    RESA Substitute Teacher Training -NOTE: All trainings are virtual.

    Click here for information on registering and obtaining substitute teacher training from the Southwest Georgia RESA