Substitute Services

  • Welcome to Substitute Services


    Which Substitute License should you apply for?

    Substitute: If you have 60 or more college credits or an Associate’s degree or higher, you will apply for a standard substitute license

    Emergency Substitute: If you have a High School diploma and less than 60 college credits, you will apply for the Emergency Substitute License. Beginning 3/2/2022, the Washoe County School District is able to sign the Emergency Substitute Form. The Emergency Substitute license is valid for 1 year.

    The Washoe County School District can only sign the Emergency Substitute Request form during a declared State of Emergency per this regulation.

    Click here to obtain the Emergency Substitute Request form. Once you complete the form, send it to for signature.

    To apply for your Substitute license, you will need to create an account with the Nevada Department of Education’s online licensure portal OPAL. Here is a link to OPAL

    Once you have submitted your application for licensure with the Nevada Department of Education, you must complete the fingerprint process. This is separate from any fingerprinting done by the Washoe County School District.

    Please note that processing time is the same for both types of substitute licenses.

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     Mission Statement
    Washoe County School District’s mission is to provide a quality education that prepares all children for a successful future, and our substitute teachers play an integral part. Substitute teaching is a demanding job that requires positive attitudes, organization, mental preparation, flexibility, knowledge and skill. We value our Substitute Teachers who contribute to student achievement through their commitment to quality education!
    Guest (Substitute) Teachers provide a safe and supportive environment for students entrusted in their care. They play a vital role in enabling us to maintain continuity of student academic achievement, thus maximizing the potential of each child passing through our doors. Substitute Services would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your willingness to serve our children and our schools.


  • 425 E. 9th St
    Reno, NV 89512
    Fax: 775-333-5011
    Substitute Services Coordinator


Notice of Non-Discrimination and Web-Accessibility

  • The District prohibits bullying, cyber-bullying, harassment, sexual harassment, discrimination and/or retaliation in any of its educational programs/activities, employment, and employment opportunities.  For the District's full Notice of Non-Discrimination statement as well as methods to address questions and concerns please visit our Notice of Non-Discrimination and Web Accessibility page.

    For more information, visit the Civil Rights Compliance Department page.

    El Distrito prohíbe la intimidación, la intimidación cibernética, el acoso, el acoso sexual, la discriminación y / o las represalias en cualquiera de sus programas / actividades educativas, empleo y oportunidades de empleo. Para obtener la declaración completa del Aviso de No Discriminación del Distrito, así como los métodos para abordar preguntas e inquietudes, visite nuestra página de Notice of Non-Discrimination and Web Accessibility

    Para más información visite   Civil Rights Compliance Department page.