SUBSTITUTE CREDENTIALS' PROCEDURES


SUBSTITUTE CREDENTIALS' PROCEDURES

Application packets for a substitute credential are available at your local school district administration office where you are seeking employment.  Substitute credentials are valid for 5 years anywhere in the State of New Jersey.  You may register with as many districts as you choose once you are issued a credential and each district school board would need to approve you.  Fees for the credentials cannot be older than 30 days, regardless of the type of payment, please  refrain from submitting payment until your packet is ready to be submitted to a local school district. 

Note:  A substitute credential is NOT needed for persons who hold a New Jersey standard Instructional, Educational Service or Administrative license, Certificate of Eligibility (CE), or Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing (CEAS).  


For issuance of a Substitute Teacher's Credential, the following items should be submitted to the local school district where applicants seek employment:

  1. Substitute Credential Application Form (REV 10/14).
  2. Oath of Allegiance/Verification of Accuracy Form with signature notarized.
  3. Official transcripts containing a minimum of 60 semester-hour credits completed at a regionally accredited college.
  4. Certified check, personal check, or money order payable to "Commissioner of Education" in the amount of $125.00 dated within 30 days of turning in a completed packet.
  5. Criminal history qualification letter from the Department of Education.  The local school district will provide information for completing the criminal history review process.
For issuance of a Career and Technical Education Credential, the following items should be submitted to the local school district where applicants seek employment:

  1. Substitute Credential Application Form (REV 10/14).
  2. Oath of Allegiance/Verification of Accuracy Form with signature notarized.
  3. Experience statement from employer documenting two years of full-time work experience within the past five years in the appropriate career cluster or valid New Jersey State occupational license.
  4. Certified check, personal check, or money order payable to "Commissioner of Education" in the amount of $125.00.
  5. Criminal history qualification letter from the Department of Education.  The local school district will provide information for completing the criminal history review process.
For issuance of a Substitute School Nurse/Non-instructional Credential the following items should be submitted to the local school district where applicants seek employment:

  1. Substitute Credential Application Form (REV 10/14).
  2. Oath of Allegiance/Verification of Accuracy Form with signature notarized.
  3. Copy of R.N. License for the State of New Jersey.
  4. Certified check, personal check, or money order payable to "Commissioner of Education" in the amount of $125.00.
  5. Criminal history qualification letter from the Department of Education.  The local school district will provide information for completing the criminal history review process.
For issuance of a duplicate credential, the following items should be submitted to a local school district or mailed directly to this office:

  1. Substitute Credential Application Form (REV 10/14).
  2. Duplicate Substitute Credential Request Form with three forms of identification as noted on the form including the mandatory photocopy of applicant's social security card.
  3. Certified check, personal check, or money order payable to "Commissioner of Education" in the amount of $60.00.
For Duplicate Request ONLY mail to:
State Department of Education
Gloucester County Office
Shady Lane Complex
254 County House Road
Clarksboro, New Jersey 08020

Please call #856-686-8381 with any questions or inquires.


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