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Guest Teacher Program

The Capital Area Intermediate Unit (CAIU) does not have any guest teacher trainings scheduled at this time. Please check the website often for any updates.

How the Program Works

Upon completion of the course, guest teachers will be able to apply for an emergency permit through the PA Department of Education, which will allow them to be a substitute teacher in the schools and/or districts the CAIU serves.

Note: The guest teacher training is designed for those who would like to substitute in more than one district. If you are interested in only subbing in one particular school or district, please check with that school/district to determine what its specific requirements are for being a substitute.


To qualify as a guest teacher, participants must hold at least a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and be able to work in a PA public school (see PDE Form 6004 for list of exclusions). Participants must be present and complete both days of training in order to obtain an emergency permit.


Cost is $80.00, which includes the cost of the two-day training and obtaining your emergency permit. Payment must be received prior to the day of the training.

Lunch will be one hour on your own (NOT provided as part of the training).

Checklist of Requirements

On your first day of training, registration will begin at 7:30 and you MUST bring with you:

  1. A completed PA Standard Teacher Application (the written essay must be completed).

  2. Your resume.

  3. Your official, sealed bachelor’s transcript (this means sealed by the university with an official seal and presented to the CAIU unopened).

  4. All three clearance RESULTS (as described below).

  5. A completed PDE Form 6004.

  6. A completed Health Record Form (standard physical) and a TB TEST which cannot be more than 90 days old. The Health Record Form, including immunization records, must be completed in its entirety. As for the TB test, if your physician asks, the “simple” TB test is all that is required.

These six items will be collected at the door and participants will NOT be allowed into the training if they do not present ALL of these documents.


You must be registered in advance; NO walk-ins will be accepted.

To register, go to the CAIU’s Act 48 Capital Area Registration, Approval & Tracking System (48 CARATS) and register for a free account at Select “Create Your Account” and follow the steps listed. You can then search by program name.


Send a check or money order (sorry, no cash or credit cards accepted) for $80.00 made payable to CAIU to:

55 Miller Street
Enola, PA 17025
Attn: HR (Guest Teacher)

Space is limited to 80 participants.


In order to be considered for the guest teacher program, you MUST obtain the following:

These clearances cannot be more than one year old.

The school districts listed below accept substitutes who go through the guest teacher program. Please contact the districts directly for their specific substitute hiring procedures. You may also visit their websites, as many of them have their substitute hiring procedures posted.

  • Capital Area Intermediate Unit

  • Camp Hill

  • Central Dauphin

  • Cumberland Valley

  • Derry Township

  • East Pennsboro

  • Halifax Area

  • Lower Dauphin

  • Newport

  • Northern York County

  • Susquenita

  • West Perry

  • West Shore

  • Cumberland-Perry Vocational-Technical School

  • Upper Dauphin



The public school code in Pennsylvania requires that a teacher of non-foreign language subjects (including "guest" teachers) must either be a United States citizen or a lawful permanent resident (green card holder) in order to be issued a Type 06 day-to-day emergency substitute permit. If you are not a lawful permanent resident (green card holder), you will not be approved as a day-to-day substitute teacher. In addition, you must have a credential evaluation done by an approved agency to show that your foreign credentials are equal to a bachelor's degree in the United States.

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