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Certification & Induction

Substitute Credentials

Substitute Credential Application
Submit this form the sponsoring District which will then forward to the County Office of Education..

Request for Duplicate Substitute Credential - please include with this application the Oath of Allegiance found here. Mail the duplicate request form and the oath to the County Office of Education.

County Office Information: http://www.nj.gov/education/counties/

Service Limits for Each Type of Educator License:

Credential
Certificate

Service Limit
(In Same Class Per Year)

Related Process

Substitute Credential; Educational Services or Administrative Certificates 20 instructional days Upon extenuating circumstances, a substitute may serve up to 40 total instructional days in same classroom. School district must notify the Executive County Superintendent if teacher substitutes in same classroom beyond 20 days.
CTE Substitute Credential 40 instructional days n/a
CE or CEAS not in subject area of classroom where substitute is placed 40 instructional days

School district must notify the Executive County Superintendent if teacher substitutes in same classroom for more than 20 days.

Standard certificate not in subject area of classroom where substitute is placed 40 instructional days
CE or CEAS in subject area of classroom area where substitute is placed Can be extended from 60 instructional days to up to one academic year; for an extension beyond 60 days, CEAS and CE substitutes must:
  1. Have a provisional certificate;
  2. Be enrolled in or have completed a mentoring program; and
  3. Be enrolled in or have completed CE or CEAS educator preparation program.
School district must notify the Executive County Superintendent if teacher substitutes in the same classroom more than 60 days.
Standard certificate in subject area of classroom area where substitute is placed Can be extended from 60 instructional days to up to one academic year

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