Application, Selection, and Hiring Process


    • The minimum requirement for subbing with Fort Bend ISD is 60+ earned college hours


    • Complete an application online
    • Include phone numbers and email addresses for two (2) supervisorial references. Your references must be individuals who have supervised or managed your work in current or past positions
    • Upload your official transcripts and/or valid Texas Teacher Certification(s)
      • If you earned your degree in another country, you are required to upload the U.S. evaluation of your foreign transcript
    • Check your email for your 'Application Received' confirmation email

    Note: The 2024-2025 school year Substitute job posting is now open. Candidates who apply on or after May 1st 2024, will be interviewed and processed for the 2024-2025 school year.

    Please click here to apply for the Substitute Position

    Screening Process

    • If any of the above information is missing from your application, you will receive an email notification detailing the required updates. You must respond to the email confirming that you have made the necessary updates
    • Reference requests will be sent out during the screening process to the supervisors listed. Please note that you will not be invited to an interview until we have received responses from your listed references, and the information meets the district's criteria
    • Interviews are held at the beginning of every month; incomplete applications will not be re-screened. It is the applicant’s responsibility to contact the Sub Team to determine why you were not invited to an interview. (Example: you applied in August and were not invited to the September interview date)
    • Incomplete applications will delay the hiring process

    Applications are screened on a weekly basis. For example, if you applied on August 5th, your application will be screened the week of August 12th. Additionally, you apply the week prior to an interview date, your application will be screened for the next months interview date.


    Candidates are required to interview for the Substitute position. If you are a FBISD retiree who has retired within the past three years, the interview process is waived.

    • Once your application is considered complete, and we have received responses from your listed references, you will receive a "save the date" email for a virtual interview
    • A week prior to the virtual interview date, you will receive further email communication
    • The first round of interviews for the 2024-2025 school year are planned for the end of May

    Hiring Process

    • After the interview, you will receive email communication indicating whether or not you have been recommended for hire
    • Your background history will be checked; if you need to be fingerprinted, you will receive an email with further instructions
    • We will review the responses from your supervisorial references. (We do not accept references from individuals who list themselves as other, co-workers, friend or family.) The hiring process will NOT continue until we have received the required references, and they meet the district criteria
    • You will receive an email outlining your next steps when the hiring process begins
    • Incomplete applications will delay the hiring process

    Work Requirements

    • During the school year you are required to work 2 times per month or 10 times per semester

    Onboarding and New Substitute Orientation (NSO)

    • After you have completed the steps from the “next steps” email, your name will be added to our next available Onboarding/NSO dates
    • You will be contacted via email with your Onboarding/NSO date and information
    • During onboarding, you will receive your substitute badge
    • During orientation, you will receive information pertaining to subbing for Fort Bend ISD


    • Onboarding/NSO sessions are held once a month
    • Onboarding/NSO's are not held during June
    • We hire large groups and hence the processing time can vary and may take a few weeks to complete
    • Candidates may be fast-tracked through the hiring process upon request from a campus, but only if the campus intends to potentially hire the candidate for a full-time position pending certification




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  • Substitute Handbook
  • Instructional Calendar
  • Substitute Teacher Pay Schedule
  • Emergency Response Protocols
  • Fingerprinting FAQ
  • Moving From a Full-Time Position to the Substitute Position