Substitute Administrator Out-of-State

This application is for those administrators who have completed an administrator preparation program or meet the requirements below. This certificate requires no continuing education to maintain its validity.

Educators who already hold a full administrator certificate can also apply for the Substitute Certificate.

Principal, Program Administrator or Superintendent Requirements

  • Completion of a master's degree. Must submit official transcripts showing degree
  • Completion of any state's approved administrator preparation program OR three years of full-time, out of state administrator experience in the specific role AND a copy of an out of state administrator certificate Form 4001E, Form 4020F-1
  • Submission of fingerprints for a background check is required, if a valid certificate is not already on record

Additional Principal Requirements

  • Hold or have previously held a regular teacher, educational staff associate or Initial/Continuing CTE Certificate
  • Verification of three years of successful school-based instructional experience in an educational setting. Form 4001F


If you have all necessary documentation to apply for this certificate, login to: E-Certification
IMPORTANT: Please note that application fees are NOT refundable. Ensure that you select and submit the correct application. If you have questions regarding your application, please contact our office.