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Instructions for County Substitute Certification Issuance

Applicants holding 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.

•For substitute certification, 60 semester hours of college credits are required.
•To substitute as a School Nurse, a copy of a valid RN license is 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.



​​Superintendent of Schools
13-15 Kennedy Boulevard
East Brunswick, NJ 08816
732-249-2900​

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