Substitute Teacher Training
Related Documents:
11/3 & 11/4 Fillable registration form (PDF)
11/3 & 11/4 Registration form (WORD DOC)
RESA 8 area parking map



Click here for the Substitute Teacher Resources for Printing


Upcoming Training:


November 3 & 4, 2015


South Branch Inn

1500 US-220

Moorefield, WV 26836


You MUST attend BOTH days

in order to receive your certificate.

Lunch will be on your own.


Please click on either link at the top right

of this page for the registration form.


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.


Melissa Acquino


109 South College Street

Martinsburg, WV 25401



You may email or fax the form to my attention however your space is not guaranteed until payment has been received.



Payment and registration forms must be received in our office no later than October 19th. If we do not have 10 PAID registrations by that date, the class will be cancelled. If you have registered and class is cancelled, you will be notified by email. In addition, FOR THIS CLASS ONLY, if you have made payment for this class and class is cancelled, you will have the option to have your fee returned to you or carried over for the next class. I will contact those individuals to make arrangements if a decision to cancel the class has been confirmed.  


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 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. 


We anticipate scheduling the next class in the Martinsburg area. Dates have not been selected but there is a possibility the class will take place in early December.



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

Thank you!



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.





  • 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 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).
  • TB Test from the local health department.  (Every two years)
  • 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

 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