Guest Teacher/Substitute Renewal Information - IU13
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Guest Teacher/Substitute Renewal Information

Substitutes are required to renew each year with IU13 in order to participate in the Guest Teacher/Substitute Program.

  • Renewal forms are emailed out in June. If you did not receive a renewal notice from IU13 and you believe you should have, please contact or call 717-947-1960.

Emergency Certified Substitute Teachers (IU13 and/or school district classrooms)*

Substitutes who hold an emergency permit through IU13 for day-to-day substituting must renew their emergency permit each year. Emergency permit requests are processed through the Pennsylvania Department of Education Teacher Information Management System (TIMS). This process applies to all emergency permit-holding substitute teachers, whether they work in IU13 classrooms, school district classrooms, or both. Substitutes must log into TIMS and initiate a permit request; the TIMS Orientation for Guest Teachers contains detailed instructions. Please also review the Frequently Asked Questions about the Guest Renewal Process for additional information.  There is a $25 non-refundable renewal fee for this program.

*This information is applicable to substitutes who currently hold an emergency permit through IU13. Candidates who are interested in substituting but who have not yet attended an IU13 Guest Teacher Training should NOT enter a permit request in the TIMS system at this time. To enroll in IU13 Guest Teacher/Substitute Training, please follow the instructions at Guest Teacher Training.

IU13 Paraprofessional and Special Education-Certified Substitutes

Substitutes who do not hold an emergency permit and substitute solely in IU13 classrooms as a PA Certified Special Education Substitute Teacher and/or as Paraeducators/Personal Care Assistants and/or as Health Care Assistants, must complete the electronic renewal process each year. An email containing the renewal form is sent out in June. There is no fee for this type of renewal.

For more information, please call 717-947-1960 or email