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Returning Substitutes

Returning Substitutes

Steps to Return as a Substitute

 1. Complete the Returning Substitute Application (Note: It is required to complete the Returning Substitute Application yearly if you are intending to remain a substitute.)
2. Maintain current FBI/ BCI Criminal Background Checks. Follow this link, to determine renewal. 
Please be advised that are background check services are BY APPOINTMENT ONLY call 440-350-2563 x 788. 
Everyone must stay in their car and call 440-350-2563 x788 upon arrival. Only the individual completing the background check may enter the building. You must wear a mask  and use hand sanitizer prior to starting the fingerprinting process.  
Payments Accepted: Cash (exact amount), check/money order, or credit card
  • BCI only $35
  • FBI only  $40
  • BCI & FBI both $70
 You must bring a VALID form of ID - Expired ID will not be accepted
  • Driver's License
  • State I.D.
  • Passport
Your social security number is required to process the background check.
3. Maintain current certification through the Ohio Department of Education. Follow this link, to determine renewal.

 Please Note: Depending on the selections that you made on your application, there may be additional documents to complete.  If you are interested in a school district that is not listed on your application, please contact that district directly. 

ATTENTION: View the April 15, 2020 Educator Licensure Update from the Ohio Department of Education. 
Questions?  Please contact the receptionist at 440-350-2563 ext. 788 or [email protected]