Substitute License Requirements and Application

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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.

 

**NEW**

ESPB has partnered with Frontline to provide online training to individuals with less than 48 credits of college education who are interested in substitute teaching. The training costs $180 and takes approximately 20 hours to complete. Please click on this link to register for the training and make sure you select North Dakota.

 https://www.frontlineeducation.com/substitute-teacher-training/

Once an individual completes the training, they will use the ND Teach Login button above to register and apply for a substitute teaching license. Upon submission of their application, an applicant will be required to also submit the following documents: