1885 Lake Avenue
Elyria, OH 44035
Phone: (440) 324-5777 Fax: (440) 324-7355
Do you need help completing the application process?  We are offering Substitute Help Days on June 14, June 28, July 6, July 19 and August 17 with two time slots...9:00-11:00am or 1:00-3:00pm.  Please complete the Registration Form if you plan to attend.
 
Applying for Substitute Teaching
Thank you for your interest in substitute teaching for
Lorain County school districts.

 REQUIREMENT:
Minimum requirement of a Bachelor's Degree is required in order to
receive a substitute license along with original transcripts.
 
 
 ESC Districts
 NCSSA Districts
Amherst
Avon
Columbia
Keystone
Midview
The Academy
Detention Home
    Avon Lake
    Clearview
    Firelands
    Lorain City
    Sheffield-Sheffield Lake
    Vermilion
    Wellington
To Substitute for
 ESC Districts
 Complete STEPS 1-3
To Substitute for
NCSSA Districts
Apply on-line at northcoastssa.org
 
STEP 1:
Complete the required Ohio Criminal Record Checks (BCI) and Federal Criminal Record Check (FBI).  This is required whether you are applying for a new license or renewing your current license. New applicants please note that we can only accept prior reports if they are less than one year old.
Due to the NEW ODE requirments, we strongly suggest that fingerprinting results are recorded with ODE prior to applying for a license.  License applications are only active for 60 days.
 
Background checks done at our office,
1885 Lake Ave., Elyria, 8:00am - 3:30pm
Please call 440-324-5777 for an appointment 
 
Cost: BCI and FBI - $60 | BCI - $32 | FBI - $34 (cash, check or money order only)
You may complete the Background Information Form electronically, print it and bring with you or complete our printed form at time of printing.
Photo ID needed
 
 
STEP 2:  
Apply or renew a substitute teachers license using instructions below.
You cannot pay for your license by using a Mac or Tablet.
If you already hold a valid teaching license you DO NOT need to apply
for a sub license...skip to STEP 3.
  • Sign into your SAFE Account on the Ohio Department of Education's website.  If you do not have a SAFE account go to these instructions to create an account.
  • Apply or renew you substitute teacher licenseStep-by-step visual instructions. Please make sure you select Lorain County Educational Service Center (IRN#048108) as your school district and as E-signer Superintendent in order for us to approve your application.  If these do not match, your application will not be approved.      
STEP 3:
Complete the AppliTrack application

 
Once we have received your completed application, BCI & FBI background checks and a valid teacher or substitute license you will go on the approved list for your chosen districts.

You will be board approved by each school district you have chosen and in return receive your AESOP information and instructions from your chosen districts.


For additional information or questions regarding substitute teaching, please contact
Pam Gamble