Substitute License Requirements and Application


Thank you for your interest in being a substitute teacher in North Dakota. Our requirements for an interim substitute license are:

  • Official transcript documenting a minimum of 48 semester hours of college coursework
  • Successful background check completed with ESPB. Background check instructions found here 
  • Online application for the interimsubstitute license. Click here to begin your online application 

The substitute license is $85 and is valid for a period of 2 years. The license expires on the applicant's birthday. A substitute license allows a person to be a substitute teacher grades K-12 in all ND schools. To learn more specific information about the steps to obtain an interim substitute license in North Dakota, you may click here.