To receive an Alabama substitute teaching license, please complete the requirements below.
DO NOT contact ALSDE or the School district directly if you have questions.
Please read all the information below and contact Spur directly if you have questions at
OBTAINING THIS QUALIFICATION
STEP 1: Print out and complete this form.
If the link to the form doesn't work: You can always find the page by navigating to the Certification help page and clicking "I would like to be a substitute teacher".
STEP 2: You must pay the application fee. There are 3 ways to pay.
- Online - http://www.alabamainteractive.org/education. Be sure to print your payment proof.
- Money Order
- Cashier's check
STEP 3: Gather your completed substitute license application, proof of payment, and a copy of your high school diploma (or higher) and follow the necessary steps for the school district where you are applying to work.
Note: Proof of payment: money order, cashier's check, or a copy of the online receipt.
STEP 4: After you have submitted your application, it will typically take 3 weeks to process, at which point you can use the TCERT website ( https://tcert.alsde.edu/ ) in order to find a verification of your substitute license.
STEP 5: How will you know your application is processed? You will be able to tell that it is processed as you will see a "1" appear under the right-hand side category, "Lic." and you will see "Valid" next to the description of your license in the box below your name.
DOCUMENTING THIS QUALIFICATION
Navigate to the ALSDE Certification Search at https://tcert.alsde.edu/Portal/Public/Pages/SearchCerts.aspx
Search for your substitute teaching license using the lookup fields (including name and DOB) on the page. When your certificate appears, click the "Print" button in the upper, left corner of the page, set your printer to "Save as PDF", Download the PDF of your results and upload it as documentation. If you are on a mobile device, you can save the PDF to your phone and upload it as documentation. You can also take a photo of it and upload that photo as documentation.
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