Substitute Information

Thank you for your interest in the Plainfield Public Schools. We are looking for qualified substitutes who are committed to positively interacting with our students, working collaboratively with our staff and keeping our programs moving forward while regular teachers are absent. 

To become a Substitute Teacher in our school district, you should possess the following:

A valid NJ Teaching Certificate OR

A valid State of New Jersey Substitute Teacher’s Credential (required ONLY for substitute teacher/nurse/coach)

Must be Available to work a minimum of two days per week.

The Plainfield Public Schools is happy to partner with Kelly Services for our substitute needs.  Please click the link below to begin your application with Kelly Services. Thank you for your interest with the Plainfield Public Schools!

Click Here to Begin Application

Substitute Nurses
: If you do not possess a school nurse certificate, you must apply for a State of New Jersey Substitute Teacher’s Credential and provide current RN license and transcripts.

To obtain or renew your State of New Jersey Substitute Teacher’s Credential follow the process below:

New process revised Summer 2022

Substitute Credential Application 


click on Apply for Certification, 

click on NJEdCert  then,  

click on Create Account and follow the steps.

The Substitute Credential will be issued electronically.  

The fee is $125.00 and is valid for 5 years. 


Upon Approval, email [email protected] with your substitute certification clearance information. 

Substitute Rates – 2022/2023 School Year:

Teachers: $150/day and $175/day for NJ Certified Teachers
School Nurses: $35.72/hr. 
Secretaries: $19/hr.
Teacher Assistants: $18/hr.
Custodians: $15/hr.
Security Officers: $15/hr.
Transportation Assistants: $15/hr.