Substitute Teacher Training
Related Documents:
RESA 8 area parking map



Click here for the Substitute Teacher Resources for Printing

 ***Effective January 1, 2017, the registration fee for the RESA 8 Subsitute Teacher Training

will increase to $80***



No classes are currently scheduled but we anticipate choosing dates soon.

Please continue to check back often as this page will be updated as soon as a decision has been made.

If you would like to be placed on a wait list to receive an email once our next training is scheduled,

please send an email to Melissa Acquino at and include 

your name, phone number, county of residence, additional counties where you may apply, 

email address, and whether you are a new or renewal applicant.



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

Lunch will be on your own.

 Due to space limitations, there is a firm maximum of 35 participants

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.






**To be considered a "renewal" candidate, you must be renewing a 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 and signed registration has been received. 

 The registration 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. 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.

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.  



***Effective January 1, 2017, the registration fee for the RESA 8 Subsitute Teacher Training will increase to $80***



Classes take place from 8:30-3:30 at the RESA 8 office, 109 S. College Street, Martinsburg unless otherwise noted.


 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.



 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 $50.00 registration fee, made payable to RESA 8, to attend this training. 

Registration is limited; to reserve a place in a training, we must have your $50.00 registration fee and registration form before the class is full.


 ***Effective January 1, 2017, the registration fee for the RESA 8 Subsitute Teacher Training will increase to $80***


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



  • 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)
  • 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.  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