How to Become a Substitute Teacher


You must hold a 30 Day Sub Permit or a regular California Credential to work as a substitute teacher.  If you need to apply for a 30 Day Sub Permit, please contact the Fresno County Office of Education at 559-497-3702 to schedule an appointment.  To qualify for a permit you must possess a completed Bachelor’s Degree and have passed the CBEST.


Application Process

  • Applications for Substitute Teachers are accepted on a continuous basis and can be submitted into the current Substitute Eligibility Pool found on Edjoin.
  • Interviews and Orientations are held once a month.
  • Applicants must have all required documents attached to their application in order to be selected for an interview.
  • Applicants are notified via email if they are selected for an interview.

Required Documents

The following documents must be attached to your Substitute Teacher application:

  • 30 Day Sub Permit or California Credential
  • CBEST Scores (passing results)
  • Transcripts with posted degree (unofficial are ok)
  • Current Resume
  • Letter of Recommendation from the Professional/Educational field. (Must be dated within 18 months of application date)

Fingerprint Information

  • All new employees must clear fingerprint procedures.
  • Clovis Unified cannot accept fingerprint clearance for employment purposes from other agencies, school districts, county offices, or the Commission on Teacher Credentialing.
  • The fee for fingerprinting is $49.00.


Substitute Teacher Pay

  • Substitute Teachers are paid $125 per day.
  • Long-Term Substitute positions are paid at $140 per day, starting on the eleventh (11th) consecutive day in the same assignment.

For additional information or questions please email