Emergency Certificates

Emergency certificates may be issued at the request of a district or charter school superintendent when an emergency employment situation exists. These certificates are limited to the district or charter school requesting the certificate. Emergency certificates are only valid for one school year or part thereof and expire on July 1.

Emergency Substitute Certificate

  • The Emergency Substitute Certificate entitles the holder to substitute in the temporary absence of the certified teacher.
  • Emergency Substitute Certificate holders are limited to 120 days of substitute teaching per school year.
  • The application for this certificate, A Request for Issuance of the Emergency Substitute Certificate, must be signed by a District or Charter School Superintendent and is only available at the District or School.
  • Applicants must meet all appropriate requirements for initial issuance or re-issuance.
Emergency Substitute Certificate Requirements
Emergency Substitute Requirements [PDF]

 

Emergency Teaching Certificate

  • The Emergency Teaching Certificate entitles the holder to enter into a teaching contract.
  • The Certificate shall not be issued more than three times to an individual.
  • The district or charter school superintendent must verify that the teaching position has been advertised on a statewide basis at least three career placement offices and that the Teaching Intern Certificate pathway is either not available or not able to alleviate the emergency employment situation.
  • The application for this certificate, A Request for Issuance of the Emergency Teaching Certificate, must be signed by a District or Charter School Superintendent and is only available at the District or School.
  • Applicants must meet all appropriate requirements for initial issuance or re-issuance.
Emergency Teacher Certificate Requirements
Emergency Teaching Certificate Requirements [PDF]

Emergency Certificate Frequently Asked Questions:

Question:  Where can I get the application to apply?
Answer: Per Board rule, these certificates must be requested by the District or Charter School after meeting certain criteria.  These forms are not available directly from the Department of Education to applicants, rather the District or School may issue a signed request to an applicant.