Apply for Verification of Eligibility as a Substitute Teacher

You must hold a valid PEI Teacher’s licence and have your eligibility verified by the Registrar in order to substitute teach at the certified rate in a PEI public K-12 school. Please complete the online form below to apply for Verification of Eligibility as a Substitute Teacher.

Please note: It is a substitute teacher’s responsibility to register with the employing education authority initially and for each subsequent school year to ensure their name is added to the substitute teacher call centre system.

A certified teacher may accept day-to-day substitute assignments and contract assignments (over 20 consecutive days). A certified teacher on a part-time teaching assignment may accept substitute assignments throughout the day or on days when they are not under contract. Certified teachers who are on an approved leave such as a maternity leave or on retirement from a PEI school authority may also substitute for a teacher at the certified rate, although a retired teacher should confirm with the PEITF to determine the number of days they can teach without impacting their pension.

What if I do not have a PEI teacher’s licence?

If you hold a valid teacher’s licence from outside of PEI or meet the eligibility requirements for a PEI teachers licence and want to work as a certified substitute teacher in a PEI public school, you must apply for a PEI teacher’s licence. Find more information at Prince Edward Island Teacher’s Certification Application

If you do not hold a PEI teachers licence and you meet the eligibility requirements to substitute for a PEI teacher, you may apply for a Substitute Teacher (Non-Certified) Permit

What do I need to complete the online application?

In addition to identification and contact information which includes your date of birth, you will be asked to provide:

  • PEI Teaching credential, academic or Career & Technical
  • Teacher Certification number and date of issue (if known)
  • Which PEI School authorities you want to receive notice of your authorization
  • Uploaded documents including:
    • Proof of identification such as a copy of a birth certificate or passport
    • Current Criminal Background Check and Vulnerable Sector Screen
    • Copy of PEI Teacher’s Certificate

How long will it take to process my application?

Please allow ten business days to process your application. 

Education and Early Years

General Inquiries

Education and Early Years
Certification and Professional Development for Teachers
Holman Centre
250 Water Street, Suite 101
Summerside, PE   C1N 1B6

Telephone: 902-438-4130
Fax: 902-438-4062