How do I complete the California Permit Online Application?

One of the requirements for the substitute teaching permit is an online application. Here are the detailed steps to completing it:

  1. Click on this link to access the application -
  2. Complete Section 1 (Personal Information)
  3. For Section 2 (Credential Type), under “Options” - select the appropriate option from the drop-down menu and under “Substitute Permits (PT)” - select “30-day substitute permit”
  4. Skip Section 3 (Child Development Permit Renewal Self-Verification)
  5. Check the boxes in Section 4 (Professional Fitness Questions)
  6. Review and check the “I agree” box in Section 5 (Child Abuse and Neglect Mandated Reporting)
  7. Skip Section 6 (Employing Agency Information) (Note: you’ll be an independent contractor with Swing Education as opposed to an employee)
  8. Sign off on Section 7 (Oath and Affidavit)
  9. Print out the completed application
  10. Take it with you to apply in person at your local county office of education.


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