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Substitute Teacher

How to Become a Substitute Teacher

To become a Substitute Teacher, you must have the following:

  • A valid IVP Fingerprint Clearance Card issued by the Arizona Department of Public Safety
  • A valid Arizona Teaching Certificate or Substitute Teaching Certificate
  • Applicant must be able to supply three verifiable references
  • A completed application
  • PUSD School Governing Board Approval

Information to obtain a IVP Fingerprint Clearance Card:

  • Make an appointment to be fingerprinted through Fieldprint's website here
  • All fingerprint cards must be IVP (Identity Verified Prints) Fingerprint Clearance Cards
  • Answer the questions required and make the payment of $74.99 to the Department of Public Safety before being printed.
  • For further information, please visit the Arizona Department of Public Safety website, or contact them by phone at (602) 223-2279

Information to obtain a Substitute Certificate