New Applicants

Work for FCPS as a substitute teacher. Enthusiasm and passion are preferred!

New applicants are able to apply online to be a substitute teacher or a substitute instructional assistant through the FCPS Instructional Talent Gateway.

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

  • Resumé.

  • Proof of Qualifications

    • If applying to be a substitute teacher, a copy of your undergraduate college transcripts that show 30 credit hours or more (grade reports, or college diplomas are not accepted) is required***. An exception may be provided for applicants who do not have a minimum of 30 college credits but are enrolled in an approved teacher education preparatory program or participated in a teacher introduction course in high school, like Teachers for Tomorrow. Required documents include verification of a completed teacher introduction course. Verification documents can be a letter or certificate of completion or other supporting documents.

    • If applying to be a substitute instructional assistant, a copy of your high school diploma is required***.

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

    • The first letter must be from a current employer, if applicable; otherwise one from a previous employer is acceptable.

    • The second letter can be a character reference. References from family members are not accepted.

***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.

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

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Includes Teacher, School Counselor, Librarian, Instructional Assistant and Substitute Teacher and Assistant positions.

HR Connection

Question for Human Resources? Submit it through the HR Connection portal or call 571-423-3000 or 1-800-831-4331.