All New Jersey substitutes must complete their background check requirement with one of the options below. Please ensure you follow the instructions step-by-step for a smooth and seamless experience.
If you have a current NJ Substitute teaching permit, you'll be doing a transfer. Click here for instructions.
- Cost: $6*
If you have an NJ State teaching credential that was issued after 2003, you'll be doing an archive request. Click here for instructions.
- Cost: $28.50*
If you have an NJ State teaching credential that was issued before 2003, you'll be doing a new applicant request. Click here for instructions.
- Cost $66.05*
Any questions? Contact us!
*Current cost as of July 2019
How do I check the status of my Background Check?
If you would like to check the status of your background check request, please visit the NJ DOE's webpage (here) agencies that you have been approved for.
If you see Swing Education’s agency code (7343), that means that your background check has cleared for Swing and we are able to update your account. If your account has not been updated already, please take a picture or screenshot the webpage and send it to us here.
How long will it take for my Transfer/Archive/New Applicant request to process?
Transfer and Archive requests are usually processed within 1-2 weeks. If you completed a New Applicant request the average processing time is 2-4 weeks. We receive updates from the NJ DOE twice a week with a list of newly processed applications.