Substitute Checklist

Steps to Obtain a Substitute Authorization Packet

  1.  All applicants must submit a Physical Form that is signed by a medical doctor, and is no older than 90 days. Download the form here

  2. All applicants must complete Fingerprinting. The fee is $65 and can be paid by cash or a check made out to ROE #9.  Your Bushue Forms and payment will need to be submitted to our office in order for us to process your background check. Fingerprints are submitted to both the Illinois State Police and the FBI. To schedule fingerprinting, please click here. Forms for Bushue Fingerprinting can be submitted electronically to ROE 9 by clicking here.

  3. Substitute Authorizations will be issued once all paperwork is on file. The authorization must be presented to any and all school districts in Region 9 in which you would like to substitute teach. It is the responsibility of the substitute to contact the school districts. A list of school districts is available on the ROE 9 webpage. There is additional information on the Helpful Information for Substitute Teachers page. After the authorization is issued, if additional copies are requested, the cost per packet is $5