Steps to Obtain a Substitute Authorization Packet

*Please note that your payment and Bushue paperwork MUST be provided to our office before we can process your background check. You can schedule an appointment to drop off your items, or you may mail them to our office, 3358 Big Pine Trail, Champaign, IL 61822. Substitutes need to complete this process even if you have been fingerprinted for a different ROE.

Click here for a Substitute Authorization Checklist

1.       All applicants must submit a Physical Form that is signed by a medical doctor and is no older than 90 days. Download the form here

2.      All applicants must complete Fingerprinting.

  • The fee is $65. This can be paid with cash, personal check, or online with a debit or credit card. Fingerprints are submitted to both the Illinois State Police and the FBI.

  • To schedule fingerprinting, please click here.

  • Forms for Bushue Fingerprinting can be submitted electronically to ROE 9.

    • Click here if you will be paying cash in person or with a personal check.

    • Click here if you want to pay online with a $4 service fee. Online payments are NON-REFUNDABLE.

3.      Substitute Authorizations will be issued once all paperwork is on file.

  • The authorization must be presented to any and all school districts in Region 9 in which you would like to substitute teach.

  • It is the responsibility of the substitute to contact the school districts.

  • A list of school districts is available on the ROE 9 webpage.

  • There is additional information on the Helpful Information for Substitute Teachers page.

  • After the authorization is issued, additional copies are $5 per packet and must be picked up in the office.