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Short Term Substitute License Application Directions: EPP Verified

This application process does not require substitute training.
This three-year short-term substitute license may be issued to an applicant who:

  • Are at least 20 years of age
  • Enrolled in an educator preparation program, approved by the state superintendent that awards a bachelor’s degree
  • Has successfully completed a minimum number of credits to have achieved junior status, AND
  • Has completed 15 hours of classroom observation

How to Apply for a Three-Year Short-Term Substitute License

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1. Determine if you must submit fingerprints

2. Gather Documents

Scan all documentation into files (.pdf, .doc/docx, .jpg/jpeg, or .txt) that are 2MB or less in size

  • Preview the ELO Conduct & Competency Questions to see if you will need to provide documentation of any alleged misconduct.
  • Obtain evidence that you are currently enrolled in a state approved educator preparation program and meet the other requirements outlined above. Acceptable documentation of EPP enrollment and other eligibility requirements must be shown through:

3. Log in to Educator Licensing Online (ELO)

  • Within ELO, make sure you have answered the three onboarding questions.
  • Find the APPLY FOR A NEW LICENSE section of the Quick Start Menu. From the drop-down menu, select the following choices (as seen in the screenshot below):


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  • Choose "1-Teacher Category"
  • Choose "S-Teacher - Short Term Substitute License [T910]"

  • Choose "Teacher: Request EPP Verified Short Term Sub License [1975]

  • Click the “GO!” button.
  • Complete each page of the application as instructed. Review your Application Summary and edit information if necessary OR click the “SUBMIT” button to submit your application.

4. Receive Email Confirmation


5. Complete Application on ELO

  • Click the GO! button next to “Submit C&C and Payment to Complete Application.”
  • Review your fees.
  • Complete the Conduct and Competency Questionnaire (14 questions).
  • Pay with a credit card or pre-paid card. For fee amounts and additional payment information please see License Application Fees.


Our processing times vary throughout the year. For current processing times see Check Application Status.

Submit questions and comments about this information to the Licensing Online Help desk.