Substitute in FCPS

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

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 Teacher

    New applicants and former FCPS employees (contracted or substitute assistant/attendant and non-instructional personnel):

    • Copy of undergraduate college transcripts that show 60 credit hours or more (grade reports or college diplomas are not accepted.

Substitute Assistant and Attendant

    New applicants and former FCPS employees (non-instructional personnel):

        • Copy of high school diploma.

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.

  • Recommendation Letters – must be dated within the last 12 months and hand-signed

Substitute Teacher, Assistant and Attendant

    New Applicants

    • The first letter 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.

    Former FCPS employees

    • One letter is required and must be from a current supervisor, if applicable; otherwise one from a previous supervisor is acceptable.

Online Interview

First-time applicants for substitute positions are required to complete the TeacherInsight, an online interview.  An 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


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Last Updated

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