Substitute Teaching

Hiring Requirements

All candidates interested in substitute teaching must hold an appropriate credential/permit:

*  A California teaching credential based on a bachelor’s degree and student teaching OR

*  An Emergency 30-Day Substitute Teaching Permit which has the minimum requirements of:

  •   Possess a bachelor’s degree or higher; and
  •   Passed the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST)

For information on how to obtain an Emergency 30-Day Substitute Permit through the State of California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC), click the following link to download the CTC Leaflet, or visit the CTC website at

2017-18 School Year Application Process

1.  The Nevada County Superintendent of Schools is currently hiring substitutes for the 2017-18 school year.  If you meet the minimum requirements listed above and can commit to working at least 10 days in the next school year, please apply using the link below:

Apply Here


Do not proceed to Step 2 until you have received notification from NCSOS that you have been selected.

2.    If selected to be a substitute teacher, you will be asked to:

3.    After successfully completing the process, you will be added to the county-wide substitute list.

Other resources:

Participation in Professional Development opportunities is highly encouraged and recommended for all substitute teachers.  Please see the links below to find resources available to you.

Links and Other Resources:

  • Online Training, free “Subinars” in addition to links and resources specifically for substitute teachers –
  • California Department of Education (CDE) –
  • Commission on Teaching Credentialing (CTC) –