• How to Become a Substitute Teacher

    The following items are required and can be worked on simultaneously:

    • Alabama Substitute license
    • Background and Fingerprint check
    • Kelly Services registration and orientation

    Alabama Substitute License can be picked up at the Board of Education or downloaded at https://www.guntersvilleboe.com/domain/40 

    A non-refundable payment of $30 is required.  Payment must be made via cashier’s check or money order or paid online (a $4 transaction fee is applied).  

    • Your application and payment or copy of the online paid receipt must accompany your application.  
    • Proof of citizenship must also accompany your application. (see application)
    • Applications must be signed by the Superintendent and will be mailed with your payment from the Board of Education.
    • License turnaround is normally 2-3 weeks.
    • The background check and fingerprints must be on file before the State will issue a license.


    Fingerprint and background check is done at any Gemalto location. 

    • For a list of locations, visit https://www.aps.gemalto.com/.  
    • The closest location is Albertville  Board of Education, located at 107 West Main Street, Albertville.
    • By appointment only.  Call 256-891-1183 to make an appointment.  Walk-ins will not be taken.  Prior to your arrival, you must register with Gemalto.  This is done at the above website.  
    • You must bring your Gemalto registration number and a valid Driver’s License on the day of your appointment.
    • Background/Fingerprint usually takes 2-3 weeks.
    • Appointments can be two weeks out, so go ahead and get an appointment for this part of the process.

    Kelly Services

    • Email Johnny Deaton with Kelly Services deatojl@kellyservices.com.
    • Visit www.kellyjobs.com, search for jobs in Guntersville, AL, choose substitute for Guntersville City Schools, and complete the online application.