The Alabama State Department of Education issues substitute teaching licenses to candidates who have successfully completed the requirements below.
If you have questions about the substitute license process, please do not contact ALSDE or the school district directly. Please read the information below, and contact Spur if you have additional questions.
OBTAINING THIS QUALIFICATION
STEP 1: Click the "Show Me More" button to navigate to the ALSDE website. From the website, click the SUBSTITUTE APPLICATION link.
STEP 2: Print out and complete the application. Then pay the application fee either online or by money order payable to the ALSDE. If you pay online, make sure to print your proof of payment.
STEP 3: Gather your completed substitute license application, proof of payment (either the money order or the printed receipt from paying online), and copy of your high school diploma (or higher) and follow the necessary steps for the school district where you are applying to work.
STEP 4: After you have submitted your application, it will take typically 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. 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.
NOTE: You can find the instructions on how to submit payment on the application, but the website for submitting payment online is https://www.alabamainteractive.org/education/
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, and set your printer to "Save as PDF". Download the PDF of your results, and upload it as documentation.
Or, when your certificate appears, take a photo of it, and upload that photo as documentation.
For more information, visit https://www.alsde.edu/sec/ec/Pages/substitute-all.aspx