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Emergency 30-Day Substitute Teacher Permit

**The Emergency 30-Day Substitute Permit requires a Bachelor’s or higher degree**
You may email to schedule an appointment after you have obtained/completed the following:
(This is a combination of paper and online processes)
1. Completed paper application form 41-4. The application form and instructions are available by clicking this link for Form 41-4 or from the CTC website
            • You must use your legal name when completing this form and it must match the name on your Social Security card and government-issued photo ID.
            • Do not make any manual corrections to the application form. Applications with white-out, cross-outs, or other corrections will be denied.
            • If you answer “yes” to any of the Professional Fitness questions, you will need to provide an explanation on the Professional Fitness Explanation Form and provide the required court documents when instructed to do so.
2. Official transcripts to verify a baccalaureate or higher degree from a regionally- accredited college or university. Information regarding regional accreditation is available by clicking here for regional accreditation info.
***Official transcripts must be in a sealed envelope***
3. Official score report verifying passage of an acceptable Basic Skills exam as per the Basic Skills Requirement Leaflet 
4. Debit or Credit card to pay the $102.50 application fee online.
5. Fingerprint clearances through the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) are required upon application for any credential, permit, or certificate, unless already on file at CTC. Individuals who have received fingerprint clearance through other employers or agencies (private, state, or government) are not exempt from this
One of the options below will satisfy this requirement:
            • Verification of an unexpired CTC-issued credential, permit, or Certificate of Clearance (an expired document can be accepted only if it has been expired less than 18 months), OR 
            • Fingerprint process using Form 41-LS and the applicable fee. This process can be completed at BCOE at the time of your appointment for a fee of $63.00 payable to BCOE (personal check or money order only – cash/credit/debit are not accepted.
6. Unexpired Driver License or Government Identity Card. with a photo (for fingerprinting)


Prior to all appointments, you must create/update your Educator Account on the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) website.
***Your online Educator Account and Login/Password must be in place before your BCOE appointment***
Be sure that you can remember this login information (or write it down and keep it in a secure place) in order to access your Educator Account on your appointment day


The Emergency 30-Day Substitute Teaching Permit authorizes the holder to serve as a day-to-day substitute teacher in any classroom in preschool, kindergarten, and grades 1-12, inclusive, or in classes organized primarily for adults. The holder may serve as a substitute for no more than 30 days for any one teacher during the school year, except in a special education classroom, where the holder may serve for no more than 20 days for any one teacher during the school year.