If you are a retired teacher and have worked in a district that used Frontline Education’s Absence Management app, formerly Aesop, or you are applying for a non-teaching substitute position you may waive the onboarding/orientation requirement.
To register for an onboarding/orientation, please visit Onboarding/Orientation Registration to view upcoming orientation dates.
You must hold a four-year (bachelor) degree to substitute teach. You do not need to have a degree in education, however.
You must have a high school diploma or GED in order to obtain your educational aide permit from the Ohio Department of Education and work as a substitute aide. If you would like to work as a substitute in schools that maintain a health clinic you will also need to complete an online course that we provide in the administration of student medication (M-376).
No. The substitute teacher license supersedes the aide permit.
If your teaching credentials are valid for the current school year, there is no need to apply for a long or short term substitute teacher license. Your valid teaching credential supersedes the substitute teacher license.
As a substitute, you may scan and attach your transcripts to your online application, but at this time it is not required.
You may be fingerprinted at our offices during walk-in hours or immediately following any substitute onboarding/orientation.
Central Office hours:
Northern Office hours:
The Northern Office is closed Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
There is no need for an appointment if you come during these hours.
Cost for both background checks is $55. Fees are payable only by credit card.
Employees receive their pay only through direct deposit on the 5th and 20th of each month. If either paydate falls on a holiday or weekend, pay is issued the previous workday.