Procedures to Become a Substitute

  • The Livingston Board of Education values the role of the substitute as an important one in our district. Our rates are competitive within our area, as we constantly seek qualified individuals to help us fulfill our teacher/support staff assignments.

    To become a substitute in our school district, you should possess the following:

    • A valid NJ Teaching Certificate OR
    • A valid Substitute Certificate issued by the State of New Jersey (required ONLY for substitute teacher/nurse).

    Substitute Nurses need to provide a copy of their current nursing license.

    If you do not possess any type of certification, you will need to:

    • Complete a Substitute Credential Application;
    • Submit original transcripts, indicating a minimum of sixty (60) college credits;
    • Provide a check or money order in the amount of $125 payable to “The Commissioner of Education.”
    • Oath of Allegiance (must be notarized*).

    *A Notary is available at the Board of Education building.

    Please complete the following documents:

    All prospective substitutes will need to provide proof that they have taken a Mantoux Test with negative results. A district school nurse will administer the test if necessary.

    All individuals interested in becoming a substitute secretary will be required to take and pass a computer skills assessment in order to be considered for substitute employment.

    Finally, all candidates for substitute teacher, nurse or support staff positions will be interviewed by a member of the district’s administrative team. Those individuals who have successfully completed their paperwork and been recommended for substitute employment will be placed on the next available Board of Education agenda for approval.

    Due to the high volume of requests, the Livingston School District will only be able to process paperwork for individuals who intend on regularly substituting within the district.


    Livingston Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer.