Substitute Teacher Training
Related Documents:
RESA 8 area parking map



Click here for the Substitute Teacher Resources for Printing

 Upcoming classes:

September 12 & 13, 2017


RESA 8 Office

109 S. College St, Martinsburg


 The registration fee for this class is $125 and there are absolutely NO REFUNDS


 Please scroll to the bottom of the page to see the list of requirements that must

be met to be eligible to become a substitute teacher in the state of WV


If you are unable to attend an open class and would like to be placed on a wait list to receive an email once a future class is scheduled,

please send an email to Melissa Acquino at and include your name, phone number, email, county of residence,

other counties of interest, and whether you are a new or renewal candidate. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.


All classes are from 8:30-3:30 and sign in begins at 8:00

Classes are held at the RESA 8 office in Martinsburg unless noted otherwise


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 (be sure to bring change for the meters).


Lunch will be on your own - there are several places to eat within walking distance and many within driving distance

You are welcome to bring your own lunch and drinks for the day (we have a refrigerator available for you to use but

unfortunately we do not have a microwave)


Due to space limitations, there is a maximum of 25 participants for each training

If a class reaches capacity, this page will be updated and we will begin taking names for a waiting list in case there are cancellations.






Registration form, September 12 & 13, 2017 ("Word" format)


Registration form, September 12 & 13, 2017 ("PDF" format - fillable)


**If you choose to use the "fillable" form, you may have to save it to your computer before you fill it in. After

you fill, resave to your computer and then you may attach and email the completed form. The form will still need to have 

your signature and initials before you can be registered. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. Thank you.**


**To be considered a "renewal" candidate, you must be renewing an active, current, unexpired WV state substitute teacher permit.

If you have a questions as to whether you are a new or renewal candidate, please contact me using the information below.**

You may email or fax the form to my attention however your space is not guaranteed until payment and your completed,

initialedand signed registration has been received. 

 The registration form needs to be completely filled out, being sure to print clearly, initial, and sign where indicated. Please mail your completed form along with payment of $125.00 (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. We are now accepting credit cards - to make payment using a credit card, please contact me at the number below or you may stop in between 8:00 and 3:30 to make payment in person - please call ahead to make arrangements. Payment will not be accepted without a completed, initialed, and signed registration.

Melissa Acquino


109 South College Street

Martinsburg, WV 25401


Please remember, there are NO REFUNDS!

 You MUST attend BOTH days, all day, in order to receive your certificate of completion for the training.  



Please note that this training is only the first step in becoming a Substitute Teacher in WV.


Once you have completed the two-day training, you are required to complete 6 hours of classroom observation in the WV public school setting, 

apply for open positions and be hired by a county before you are eligible for your WV Substitute Teacher Permit.


 If you are unable to attend a currently scheduled 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 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. 

  RESA 8 provides the training to start the process to become a substitute teacher - we do not hire substitutes.

After you have completed the 2 day training, you will receive a certificate of completion. This certificate will be valid for one (1) year towards getting your state substitute teacher permit. If you have not been hired within one (1) year of the date the certificate is issued, you will have to take the class again. 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 Acquino at 304.596.2661 or you may send an email to

Thank you! 


This is a two day workshop and you must attend both days of the session to renew or obtain your certificate of completion.

In addition, if you are obtaining your first certificate, you must complete 6 hours of classroom observation. 

There is a $125.00 registration fee, (check or money order made payable to RESA 8, cash, or credit card) to attend this training. 

Registration is limited; to reserve a place in a class, we must have your $125.00 registration fee and completed registration form before the class is full.



  • Complete the substitute teacher training conducted by RESA 8 (see next available class information above) 


OPTIONS FOR SUBSTITUTE RENEWALS (Renewal of a current, unexpired state WV state substitute teacher permit)

  • Complete the 18-hour workshop offered by RESA 8.


  • 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
  • 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-5, 6-8 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 to obtain a WV state substitute teacher permit.

There is a $125.00 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

 Please click on a county for more substitute information. 
Berkeley County  Grant County 
Hampshire County  Hardy County
Jefferson County  Mineral County 
Morgan County  Pendleton County