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Instructions for County Substitute Certification Issuance
•Applicants holding lifetime New Jersey instructional certificates may substitute without applying for a Substitute certificate. This also applies to applicants holding Certificates of Eligibility with Advanced Standing and Certificates of Eligibility.

How do I apply for substitute certification?
•All forms can be obtained at your local board of education office.
•For substitute certification, 60 semester hours of college credits are required.
•To substitute as a School Nurse, a copy of a RN license is required;
•To substitute as a School Nurse/Teacher a copy of RN license and 60 semester hours of college credits are required.
•To substitute at a Vocational H.S., in lieu of college credits, 2 years work experience in the field is evaluated.
•Fingerprinting and a criminal background check are required.
•Completed forms are returned to the local board of education office for district superintendent's signature.
•District will forward completed forms to the County Superintendent's Office for review and approval.
•Upon approval, a Substitute Certificate will be issued and mailed to the local board of education.
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​​Superintendent of Schools
13-15 Kennedy Boulevard
East Brunswick, NJ 08816
732-249-2900​

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