Teacher Certification

Teacher Certification Process

View the New Jersey Department of Education webpage for detailed information about the Teacher Certification Process.

Instructions for County Substitute Credential Issuance

Applicants holding lifetime New Jersey instructional certificates may substitute without applying for the substitute certificate. This also applies to applicants holding a Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing or Certificates of Eligibility.  

A substitute may serve no more than 20 consecutive days in the same classroom. If you wish to substitute at an additional Hunterdon County school district, present your valid sub certificate to that district for Board approval. All substitute certificates are issued for a 5 year period expiring July 1st or January 2nd of the fifth year. It is the applicants' responsibility to track their own expiration date. The district is required to track its' own substitutes.