How to apply for a New Jersey Substitute Teaching Credential

To substitute teach in New Jersey with Swing Education, you will need to have one of our accepted credentials:

  • Substitute Teacher's Permit
  • Instructional Substitute (30 Credit)
  • Instructional Substitute (60 Credit)
  • Standard Teaching Certificate
  • Certificate of Eligibility (CE)
  • Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing (CEAS)

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In order to apply for a credential/permit, you will have to go through the NJ DOE directly. Here is how to apply: 


You can apply through the New Jersey Educator Certification system.

When you create an account, click on "apply for a new certificate" at the top, then select Credentialed Application from the options.

If you are applying for a substitute teacher's permit, you will select either "Instructional Substitute (60 credit)" or "Instructional Substitute (30 credit)", depending on which one you qualify for.

For help with the application process, you can contact the NJ DOE customer support center. You can call 609-292-2070 or email

Full instructions for how to apply can be found here.





If you find you need a sponsoring organization, Swing Education is happy to sign off! Please send a copy of your application form to Swing to sign off on when ready by contacting us below.