Substitute Teacher FAQ


No, you'll need to apply first. If we think you're a stellar fit and embody the qualities of a Scoot substitute teacher we'll invite you to schedule an in-person interview. 

One of our consultant team will schedule an interview with you over the phone following your initial conversation regarding your credentials, experience, and preferences. If unable to find something suitable then and there, you'll be provided with an online link where you can confirm something that fits your calendar in your own time. 

TB (tuberculosis) testing can be done at most clinics, urgent care, or hospital.  Google search for a place near you. We do not reimburse for TB testing. Take this form to the doctor: TB SCREENING

TB tests must be no older than 60 days from the date specified in your offer letter.  However, if you had one done recently, but not in that time frame, take this risk assessment form to the provider of the TB test: TB SCREENING.  They may just sign it and not have you do another test.

Live Scans for Substitute Teacher

There are many locations to get a Live Scan.  We recommend WellnessMart as they also provide TB tests. We do not recommend going to UPS as they tend to have technical issues and delays. You can always google Live Scan and find a list of providers in your area. 

Yes, Scoot will reimburse substitute teacher candidates up to $72.  

You will get get the reimbursement with your first paycheck.   Your first check comes the Friday following the week of your first teaching assignment.

You can expect to see your reimbursement in your direct deposit.

No. You provide the names of three references here: PROFESSIONAL REFERENCES. We send an email with a form to fill out on your behalf.
  It only takes a few minutes to complete. When they finish, they send it back to us. We do this because it we feel it better evaluates your skills. Please note that references need to have observed you in an educational setting and be of a supervisory capacity. 

30 Day Emergency Permit 

No, but you will earn more and be eligible to work with more of our school partners with a 30 Day Permit.

First you will take the CBEST, an aptitude test.  Most Pearson testing centers offer this test. Then you apply to the state with your test scores and official college transcripts.  You undergo a background check. Total cost is roughly $250. This investment results in higher paying and more frequent subbing assignments.  
To begin the process, call the Los Angeles County Department of Education in Downey, CA and speak with Marshall D. Grayson at: 562.922.6503.  Tell him what you’d like to do and he’ll advise you. Call our office for additional support at 310.477.7707.


It depends on your qualifications and the school.  We'll outline this further as part of your in-person interview but we're competitive with market pay. 

Unfortunately, at this time we don't offer benefits but it is something we're looking to implement. 

You do not need to search anywhere for work!    Simply, use your Scoot2Work app to set your availability and mark yourself "ready to work."  You'll receive an assignment the day before or the morning of.
If you want to work, we highly encourage you to be available by phone. 
Each morning, we contact substitute teacher via phone and then email. If you miss our call we follow up with an email.  

We start calling at 6:00 AM.  If you are ready to go at that time, please use the app and let us know you are "ready to work". We will also call at all times of day with opportunities as they arise.  Most jobs are staffed the same day.

Unfortunately, we don't release this information. School partners are frequently changing and for privacy reasons we can't disclose this list. Don't worry, each substitute teacher assignment comes with directions and specific details about your job, so you can rest easy that you'll get there on time and without hassle! 

Each school is different and has different needs. Our subs serve as lead teachers, playground monitors, teacher’s aids, or just about anything the school needs covered.

Most of them are for one day or half a day.  Sometimes schools request our subs for multiple days, weeks, or months. 

No. You're the boss! You make your schedule without limitations. 

No. When we offer, we provide all the specs: pay, how far away the school is, what you’ll be doing, how long is the assignment is, etc and you make the decision. 

If you have a multi subject or single subject credential, we can discuss finding you a permanent job.  Our permanent team will talk with you to find out what the best fit is. Call us at 310.477.7707.