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, 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 60 credit hours or more (grade reports, graduate transcripts, or college diplomas are not accepted) is required***.

    • 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.

Online Assessment 

First-time FCPS applicants for substitute positions are required to complete the Gallup TeacherInsight, an online assessment of an individual’s talent for teaching. You will receive an email with more details about the TeacherInsight once you complete and submit the online application.

After completing the application process and the online assessment, call the Office of Substitute Employment at 571-423-3030 option #1.

View Instructional Opportunities

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.