Application Process for Substitute
Expectations of all substitutes-click here- please read
expectations before applying.
All applicants who have completed and submitted the requirements
below are reviewed and appropriately selected. When all
paperwork has been submitted and approved, the applicant will be
sent an email and required to complete and pass an online
*Employment orientation, complete a state health form and obtain
a TB test before reporting to work.
*The online Employment Orientation will cost $39.00 ($49.00 with
Effective Substitute Training (EST).
The Employment Orientation ($39.00) will be required for all
applicants. The $49.00 course is for those that do not have a
teaching degree. (Note: A link to these courses will be emailed
to you upon approval).
Substitute hours are capped at 129 hours
Mail the following to
New Hanover County Schools
6410 Carolina Beach Road
Wilmington, NC 28412
Attention: Substitute Office
Disclosure & Authorization form.
A pre-employment criminal background check will
education. (Minimum educational
requirement: High school diploma or equivalent)
Submit a copy of your high school
transcripts, diploma or a copy of official
Copy of teaching license
(if applicable). If you are not
licensed, you will be required to add Effective
Substitute Teacher (EST) Training to the Employment
Current teacher interns are not required to
complete EST. All applicants are required to
take the online orientation ($39.00).
Three supervisory references
The supervisory references should be completed
from persons who have first hand knowledge of
applicant's qualifications. It is the
responsibility of the applicant to furnish the
reference forms to the appropriate individuals
(Use the form below or a personal letter from
your reference is acceptable).
County Reference form-click here
Please do not email photos of any forms. Emailed
forms must be scanned.
Two principal interviews are required. One
at an elementary level and one
at a middle or high school level.
*The applicant should contact the schools to
schedule a substitute interview. When the
interview has been completed, the principal will
contact me with his/her recommendation for hire.
Note: The applicant
should schedule interviews after you have
submitted your online application and mailed in
your paperwork to the sub office.
Create an on-line "Substitute"
to complete this application.
Note: This step should be completed first
before any paperwork is submitted. The online
application must be updated yearly to keep
your paperwork on file with our office.
Previous NHCS employees-Please
complete attached application. The sub office
will contact you for additional paperwork, if
needed. Click here to print
Note: NHCS employees
separated longer than 5 years must complete the
The daily rate for a substitute
who now holds a teaching
The daily rate for a substitute
who has taken Effective Teacher
(Note: Graduates will be paid at
this level until a license has
cannot be used as proof that you
have a license.)
Daily rate for any substitute
working for a teacher assistant.
HALF DAYS are paid at half the daily salary
rate (example: half day for a teacher assistant is $40.00)
Long Term Substitutes
- Must be on the New Hanover County active
- Must hold an active NC teaching certificate
in the appropriate content area.
- The Principal of the school will make the
- The long term assignment must be for 4 weeks
(20 days) or more.
- The long term assignment must be approved by
the Human Resources Department.
Long Term Substitutes will be paid on the state
teacher salary scale A-O which is currently
$3500.00 per month. A long term substitute is
not eligible for benefits including sick leave,
holiday pay, vacation pay, etc. Those days
(sick, holiday, vacation) will be deducted on a
monthly basis when incurred.
Please contact Human Resources at 910-254-4345 if you
have any questions.