Steps to Become a Substitute Teacher


Click the video to the right to see why you should become a Substitute Teacher TODAY!

Substitute Credentials:

  • Candidate must posses at least a high school diploma or GED.
  • Evidence of being at least 21 years of age.
  • Must consent to a background check. 
  • Complete an application for employment.
  • Completion of the STEDI SubSkills Training Course.

In order for you to meet the requirements and be recommended to the CCS Board of Education, please follow the steps below:

Step 1: Complete the Application for Employment  Application for Employment

Step 2: Complete the substitute training course (Required for all substitutes except for individuals who hold a Valid GA Teaching Certificate)

Step 3: After your application/packet has been received, please allow 2 weeks for it to be processed. Only completed application packets will be recommended to the Board of Education. BOE approval is required prior to accepting any substitute jobs.

SubSkills Training:

  • Go to and choose "SHOP".
  • Select the SubSkills option you'd like, and Add to Cart.
  • Proceed to Checkout.
    • Note:  A passing score of 85% or higher is required. 

Calhoun City Schools has partnered with to offer a virtual substitute training course.  Individuals who wish to become a substitute teacher with Calhoun City Schools must hold a valid teaching certificate or complete a certified substitute teacher training course.  Please follow the instructions below to register and complete the online training course with  

Note:  Calhoun City Schools also accepts Substitute Training Course certificates completed with a regional RESA.  Individuals interested in this option may choose to do so in lieu of the training course offered by  If interested in the FY21 Sub-training classes offered by NWGa RESA you register at The classes will be presented via Zoom virtual format by Cassie Parson, NWGa RESA School Improvement Specialist.  Click the link below to view class dates. 

NWGa RESA Substitute Teacher Class Schedule