Current Employees

Current Employees Make Excellent Substitutes

FCPS offers hourly and part-time employees the opportunity to engage and inspire our students!

Application Instructions

When applying to be a substitute teacher or substitute instructional assistant, please have the following documents ready to upload.

  • Resume
  • If you were an instructional employee, you will need a Microsoft Word Document with your name and ID number. You will upload this document in place of your transcript.
  • If you were an employee not in a classroom position, you will need to submit proof of qualifications.  
    • Substitute teacher proof of qualifications:
      • A copy of your undergraduate college transcripts that show 30 credit hours or more (grade reports, or college diplomas are not accepted) is required*. For candidates that do not meet the minimum of 30 semester hours, the following exceptions can apply:
        • enrolled in an approved teacher education preparatory program.
        • has completed a high school teacher preparatory course, like Teachers for Tomorrow.
        • has been employed as an Instructional Assistant for at least one school year at a K12 organization.  
        • has one full year of experience teaching preschool or in a school-aged childcare program.
        • has completed one full year as a classroom or a student monitor.
    • Substitute Instructional Assistant or Attendant Qualifications:
      • Copy of high school diploma or GED*, if not previously uploaded into the application
  • Current employees do not need references.  You will need to complete the reference section with references and emails and mark no when asked if we may contact your references.

Additional Information

Current employees do not need to complete Onboarding and the Fingerprint/Background check process.

*If your high school diploma or college transcript was issued outside of the U.S., an evaluation is required. No exceptions will be made. To learn more, view the Virginia Department of Education (MS Word) document for a list of approved agencies for obtaining an official U.S. degree equivalency evaluation of foreign credentials.


If you have any questions regarding the application process, please email the Office of Substitute Employment at [email protected] or leave us a voicemail at 571-423-3030 (option 1).

Employees, Applicants, and Retirees

Submit questions or concerns, as well as upload forms and other documents through the FCPS StaffConnect portal. Human Resources representatives are also available for assistance Monday – Friday (8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) by calling 571-423-3000 or 1-800-831-4331.