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At this time, dates for the next substitute teacher training have not been scheduled. If you would like to be placed on a wait list to receive an email when the next class is scheduled, please send the following information to Melissa Acquino at firstname.lastname@example.org
First & last name
County where you live
County or counties you plan to apply to
New or renewal candidate
Once dates have been scheduled, an email will be sent to those on the wait list and will include information about the class and how to register. In addition, the website will be updated to reflect the current class information.
If you have any questions, please contact Melissa Acquino
at 304.596.2661 or you may send an email to
There is absolutely NO PARKING on the RESA lot.
Our lot is extremely small and has only enough room for
our staff. Please click here for a map of the
surrounding streets with free and metered parking.
You MUST attend BOTH days
in order to receive your certificate.
Lunch will be on your own.
Sign-in will begin at 8:00
Please click on either link at the top right
of this page for the registration form.
(If you cannot access the form, please contact
me and I will send it to you in an email)
You may email or fax the form to my attention however your
space is not guaranteed until payment has been received.
The form needs to be completely filled out, being sure to print clearly.
Please mail your completed form along with payment of $50.00
(check or money order payable to RESA 8) to the address below.
If you would like to pay cash, please contact me
at the number or email below to make arrangements.
Please remember, there are NO REFUNDS!
109 South College Street
Martinsburg, WV 25401
If you are unable to attend this class and would like to be placed on a waiting list to receive an email with information once the next class is scheduled, please send an email to email@example.com with your name, phone number, county of residence, additional counties where you may apply, email address, and whether you are a new or renewal candidate.
Please remember, RESA 8 provides the training to start the process to become a substitute teacher-we do not hire substitutes.
Please contact the county(ies) where you would like to apply to see if they are hiring and what their procedures are. The links at the bottom of this page will take you to the home page of the counties RESA 8 serves.
If you have any questions or are in need of any additional information, please call Melissa at
304.596.2661 or you may send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a two day workshop and you must attend both days of the session to renew or obtain your first certificate.
In addition, if you are obtaining your first certificate, you must complete 6 hours of classroom observation.
There is a $50.00 registration fee, made payable to RESA 8, to attend this training.
Registration is limited; to reserve a place in this training we must have your $50.00 registration fee and registration form before the class is full.
OPTIONS FOR BECOMING A SUBSTITUTE TEACHER
OPTIONS FOR SUBSTITUTE RENEWALS
Complete 12 clock hours of in-service training, including but not limited to classroom management and teaching strategies. Professional Development Activities are offered at the county/school level during the year. You may attend any of these activities within a three-year period. Please contact your county office for information on activities.
The following is a list of requirements that will be recorded and maintained at the "home" county in which you choose to substitute. This information is being provided in order for you to begin to work toward meeting some of the requirements such as requesting college transcripts. If you wish to substitute in more than one county, you will need to contact each individual county office. The items listed below will be submitted to the county(ies) when you go to orientation at the county level, not at the substitute teacher training.
Application for substitute permit including a $25.00 licensure fee
Copy of Driver's License
Copy of Social Security Card
Official College Transcript(s) from each college you attended (must have 2.0 GPA, which includes all college hours taken)
Fingerprinting - $45.35 background check
Substitute Teacher Application from the County Office
Two hours of observation at K-4, 5-8 and 9-12 unless otherwise specified by the county.
Completed all requirements of the Regional Training Class
Orientation training at the county level
You must have a Bachelor's Degree and a minimum of a 2.0 GPA to be eligible. There is a $50.00 registration fee, made payable to RESA 8, to attend Substitute Teacher Training. NO REFUNDS! If you have any questions, you may contact Melissa Acquino at (304) 596-2661 or send an email to email@example.com