NV Substitute Teacher License-All Pathways

Nevada Substitute Teacher License-All Pathways

Many school districts in Nevada require that student teachers hold a substitute teaching license. If this applies to you, then follow the steps below to prepare your application for a Nevada substitute teaching license.

Step 1: Review the "Information for First-Time Licensure Applicants" on the Nevada Department of Education website. 


Step 2: Submit your registration through the OPAL Online Licensing System    


Step 3: Follow the steps as directed in your initial licensure application for completing the background check process.   

Step 4: Request official transcripts in sealed envelopes from every college you have attended, including WGU. See WGU Transcript Request. The Nevada Department of Education requires the transcript in order to verify that you have completed the minimum requirement of 62 semester credits, with 6 semester credits in professional education, or a bachelor’s degree or higher degree earned through a regionally accredited college/university, to be eligible for a K-12 substitute license. 

Step 5: Compile all application documents:

1. Completed application through the OPAL system
2. Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
3. Background check as directed by the OPAL system

4. Required score reports for required competency exams, if applicable
5. Payment submission on the online application in the form of Visa, MasterCard, or Discover for the amount required.






Article Number: 19875, 1522