Substitute Information Center

  • A completed application must be submitted online for consideration. If you have previously applied for a different position, please access and update your application online for each new posting.

    Please note the following two categories of sub applicants and instructions for each: 

    Certified Teacher Applicants:

    After an Online Application is completed, certified teachers will need to contact Vanessa Dishman (235-1012, ext. 21006), Sub Coordinator in the Human Resource Department, for fingerprinting status and paperwork instructions.

    If fingerprinting is required, the fee is $47 and will be the responsibility of the applicant. However, the process must be initiated with HR office sending information to the State Board of Educator Certification. The must be completed prior to working as a substitute in the WFISD.

    Non-Certified Applicants:

    The minimum education and other requirements for subbing in WFISD are the following:

    • A high school diploma
    • Complete the SubSkills Training Course online ($39.99 fee) Applicant must score an 85% or higher to be considered for hire. Print the SubDiploma to turn in with hiring paperwork for verification.
    • Pass Background Check
    • Fingerprinting (cost $47, this will be initiated by the HR Dept.)
    • Non-Degreed Applicants must take the Substitute Pre-Hire Test (see information below)
    • Attend Substitute Orientation:                                                          

    (2017-2018 school year dates: 8/10/17, 9/14/17, 10/12/17, 11/9/17, 12/7/17, 1/25/18, 2/15/18, 3/22/18 and 4/12/18) All orientations held 9a.m.-11:30a.m. in room 302 at the Ed. Center, please RSVP to 

    • Transcripts verifying bachelor degree or higher are required to receive corresponding pay (unofficial is fine)

    After an Online Application is completed, all non-certified applicants must complete a face to face substitute training course at Region 9 or online through before substituting with WFISD.

    The face to face training course is $25.00 and you must pre-register. The course cost is $39.99, to be paid online at the time of training.

    All Non-Degreed Applicants must take the Substitute Pre-Hire Test and score an 85% or higher to be considered for hire. The test will be offered from 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. in room 302 on 2/13, 3/19, and 4/10. Please contact Vanessa Dishman (940-235-1012, ext. 21006) to sign up for the Substitute Pre-Hire Test.

    See information below on both courses:

    This course is designed for anyone who will be substituting in elementary and/or secondary schools. Training includes topics on the professional and routine duties of the substitute teacher, the basics of instruction and classroom organization, and principles of classroom management. Take advantage of this innovative e-learning course to effectively support the students in your classroom. *This training is an affordable way for participants to gain or improve their substitute teaching skills. Applicant must score an 85% or higher to be considered for hire. It does not guarantee a substitute position with WFISD. 

    Online SubSkills Training:

    1. Go to
    2. Choose "Purchase Courses".
    3. Choose the SubSkills option you would like and Add to Cart.
    4. Proceed to Checkout.

    Please contact with any questions or issues you may have regarding the course or registration



    Each participant will be required to purchase a copy of the Substitute Teacher Handbook which will contain activities appropriate for all grade and subject areas, teaching strategies, and suggestion for working with special needs students.  The cost of the book is $25 and participants will need to purchase the books at the door with check or cash. 

    Region 9 Substitute Session

    Session Date:  September 8, 2017     9:00 am – 12:00 pm    Enter Course #: 289579


    Apply Online

    Click here for the 2017-2018 Substitute Handbook

    To access the Substitute Hiring Packet, click here.

    *These forms are for WFISD New Hires.  

    Please do not print unless you have received instructions from the Human Resource Department