Substitute Teaching in FCPS

We are currently hiring: Substitute Teachers, Substitute Assistants, and Substitute Attendants.

Substitute employees are paid biweekly [PDF]. Rates for individual positions are listed on the Substitute & Homebound Teacher Salary Scale [PDF].

Hiring Process for Substitute Teachers, Assistants, and Attendants

Minimum Qualifications

Substitute Teachers: A minimum of 60 hours of college credit.
Substitute Assistants & Attendants: A high school diploma.

Application Process

Apply online through the FCPS Instructional Talent Gateway. When applying for a substitute position, you must upload the following documents:

  • Resumé
  • Proof of Qualifications:
    • Substitute Teachers: copy of undergraduate college transcripts that show 60 credit hours or more (grade reports or college diplomas are not accepted).
    • Substitute Assistants and Attendants: copy of high school diploma.
  • Recommendation Letters - Two are required, dated within the last 12 months and hand-signed.
    • One must be from a current supervisor; if applicable, otherwise one from a previous supervisor is acceptable.
    • The second letter can be a character reference. References from family members are not accepted.

Note: If your high school diploma or college transcript was issued outside of the U.S., an evaluation is required. No exceptions will be made. Visit the Virginia Department of Education website for a list of approved agencies for obtaining official U.S. degree-equivalency evaluation of foreign credentials.

Online Interview

We receive a large number of resumes, and therefore use the web-based TeacherInsight Interview. A TeacherInsight access code will be sent via e-mail within 2 business days of your submitted application. The interview (which can be accessed 24-7) takes approximately 40 minutes to complete, and must be completed in one continuous session. Each question is timed, so it is important to complete the interview when you will not be interrupted.

After completing the application process and the online interview, you will receive an e-mail communication with follow up instructions.

If you have any questions, call the Office of Substitute Employment at 571-423-3030 option 8, or e-mail


For all HR questions contact
571-423-3000 or 1-800-831-4331

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Last Updated

November 11, 2014