Substitute Services

The Columbia County School District is dedicated to employing a substitute workforce capable of continuing the commitment to excellence and serving our students during times of employee absence.



We will begin accepting non-certified substitute teacher applications again on July 1, 2023.


How to Become a Substitute Teacher/Paraprofessional and Minimum Requirements


  • Email Sean Petro at [email protected] to inform him you are interested in becoming a substitute teacher/paraprofessional. If you are a certified teacher, please attach a copy of your certificate to the email of interest.
  • Candidate must possess at least a high school diploma or GED.
  • Evidence of being at least 21 years of age.
  • Must consent to a background check.
  • Complete an application for employment HERE.
  • Completion of the STEDI SubSkills Training Course ($39.95 fee) with a composite passing score of 85%. STEDI Sub Diploma MUST be uploaded to your application. If you have a valid current or expired teaching certificate, you are EXEMPT from taking the online Substitute Training Course; however, you MUST upload a copy of your valid current or expired teaching certificate to your application. If you have a CURRENT state of GEORGIA paraprofessional certificate, you are also EXEMPT from taking the online course; please upload your certificate to your application.
    • Click and choose "SHOP" at the top of the screen.
    • Select your SubSkills training option, and Add to Cart. (The Columbia County School District requires a "Sub Diploma" with a passing score of 85% from Basic Option A or Basic Option B.)
    • Proceed to Checkout.
    • Please contact [email protected] with any questions or issues you may have regarding the course or registration.
  • Once you have completed the STEDI SubSkills training course email a copy of your sub skills diploma to Sean Petro at [email protected].
  • Your application will be reviewed, and, if you are selected for hire, you will be invited to attend a substitute orientation and on-boarding session.
If you have any questions or concerns, please email Sean Petro at [email protected]
Thank you for your interest in providing this service to our communities, our schools and our students.