Utah Substitute Teaching License


In Utah, substitute teachers are not required to obtain any kind of teaching license. However, there are still some preferred requirements for effective substitutes.


Education Requirements

Utah's schools prefer substitute teachers to hold bachelor's degrees, but will still accept those with high school diplomas. Preference for substitute teaching positions typically goes to those with bachelor's degrees, however.

Want to learn how to earn a professional teaching certification? Contact schools offering teaching certification programs in Utah.



There are no examinations to become a substitute teacher in Utah.



There are no experience requirements to become a substitute teacher in Utah. Schools will evaluate a potential substitute teacher on a case-by-case basis to ensure they are fit for service in a school district.

document and application requirements

Document and Application Requirements

Substitute teacher candidates fill out applications directly through the school districts where they're interested in teaching. Different schools have different applications requirements. Contact your local school district to find out more.


Criminal History Background Check

Substitute teachers must undergo background checking and fingerprinting through their school districts. Find out more by contacting your local school district.