Substitute Teacher Registration Information

  • Thank you for your interest in substitute teaching in Marin County. We appreciate your desire to become part of the highly-valued Marin County Office of Education substitute teacher pool serving students countywide.

    This video provides the most recent information about applying to become a substitute.

    Substitute Registration:

    This first step to becoming a substitute is to register on the countywide substitute list. The countywide substitute packet is available for pick-up at the county office (1111 Las Gallinas Ave., San Rafael) or click on the 2023/2024 Countywide Substitute Registration packet.


    All new applicants complete the same registration packet. This includes those who are new to substituting, those who are retired, or those who previously taught in a district. 


    There are three options for delivering the countywide substitute registration packet:

    • Mail: P.O. Box 4925, San Rafael, 94913 (Please include "Attn: Amy Ridings" or Attn: Credentials Analyst" on the envelope).
    • In-person delivery: Monday - Friday from 7:30a.m. - 4:30p.m. at 1111 Las Gallinas Ave., San Rafael. There is a secretary sitting outside my office and I have a locked inbox outside my office door.
    • Attend a substitute meeting (see information below).




Substitute Meetings

  • Substitute meetings provide new substitutes the opportunity to review the packet with the Credentials Analyst, be recommended and complete the Emergency 30 Day Permit application, and ask questions regarding substituting in Marin County. This meeting is optional.


    I offer weekly drop-in meetings and make sure to check the revised schedule below:

    • Monday 11:30a.m. - 1:00p.m. (in-person) and 3:30p.m. - 5:00p.m. (zoom)
    • Tuesday 10:00a.m. - 1:00p.m. (in-person)
    • Thursday 10:00a.m. - 1:00p.m. (in-person) and 4:00p.m. - 5:00p.m. (zoom)


    Revised Schedule:

    • 9/21 - Office hours are 12 - 1 on zoom.


    These meetings are on a first-come, first-serve basis. They exclude holidays and other events.