Substitute Registration Packet Resources

Substituting for the Districts

  • Once you submit the substitute registration packet, or your re-registration documents, you will receive an email verifying your registration on the countywide substitute list.


    The District Pay Rates and Contact/Registration Information sheet includes contact information, should you have any questions, and the districts' requirements. The next step is to connect with the districts you wish to sub for in the current school year.


    Please note: the districts cannot call you to sub unless they have received the required paperwork to activate you in their specific system. You must follow their directions (right-hand column of the District Pay Rates and Contact/Registration sheet).

    Click here for the District Pay Rates and Contact/Registration Information sheet. To note: this document is updated throughout the school year.

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Substitute Meetings

  • Substitute meetings provide new, current, and reactivating 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. Make sure to check the revised schedule below.

    • Tuesday:
      • 10am - 1pm (in-person) &
      • 3pm - 5pm (zoom - click on the word zoom to access the meeting)
    • Wednesday:
      • 10am - 1pm (in-person) &
      • 3pm - 5pm (in-person)


    Revised Schedule:

    • 2/28: Office hours are 8am - 12pm on zoom (click on above link).  


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

Upcoming Events

  • The 2023/2024 Substitute Workshops will review classroom management techniques and housekeeping items (throughout the school year, how to remain active on the sub list, etc.). These workshops also provide an opportunity to network.


    They are 3:30 - 5pm and we're offering three dates:

    • Wednesday, November 15th (zoom)
    • Wednesday, February 7th
    • Wednesday, June 12th (End of Year Celebration)


    For more information, please visit Eventbrite.

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The 30/20 Rule

  • Requirements to Substitute Teach in California Public Schools  –  The 30/20 Rule

    Title 5 §80025.3(a): Individuals who hold a valid document which required the completion of a bachelor’s degree & the basic skills requirement (i.e. requirements for Emergency 30-Day Substitute Teaching Permit) are authorized to serve as day-to-day substitutes. Individuals are allowed to substitute for no more than 30 days for any one teacher during the school year with one exception. Fully credentialed teachers (credential based on a bachelor’s degree, teacher preparation program, & student teaching) may substitute for more than 30 days for any one teacher as long as he/she is serving in the subject area(s) authorized by their credential. Fully credentialed teachers may not substitute outside the authorized area for more than 30 days for any one teacher.

    T5 §80025: The Emergency 30-Day Substitute Teaching Permit authorizes the holder to serve as a substitute in any classroom; preschool, kindergarten and grades 1-12, inclusive; or in classes organized primarily for adults within each county in which the permit is registered provided the employing agency has a completed Statement of Need on file for the school year. However, the holder shall not serve as a substitute for more than 30 days for any one teacher during the school year.

    Title 5 §80025.4: Substituting in a Special Education Classroom: EC §56061(a), which is under the authority of the CDE, specifies that individuals who hold documents authorizing substitute teaching may not serve in a special education classroom for any one teacher more than 20 days during a school year. In order for the teacher to serve in that assignment beyond the 20 day limit, the individual must hold a special education teaching credential, teaching permit, or waiver which authorizes service to the population of students in the classroom.

Renewing Your Credential or Permit

  • Clear credentials are valid for 5 years and Emergency 30-Day Substitute Teaching permits are valid for 1 year. 

    To renew your document, please visit the Educator Login page on the Commission on Teacher Credentialing's website.

    The cost is $102.65, and the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) accepts Visa, Mastercard, AMEX, or Discover. Once your application is submitted, your renewal will be granted within 14 business days. After the credential/permit is granted, you will receive an email from the CTC.

    If you're experiencing difficulty creating an account or logging into your account, please visit the Commission on Teacher Credentialing's help page.

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