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Emergency Permits

An emergency permit is issued by the Department upon the request of the employing public school entity when a position has been advertised and no fully qualified and properly certificated applicant is available.  The candidate for an emergency permit must have earned a bachelor's degree from a state-approved college or university and must meet all other eligibility requirements.
The emergency permit may be requested for an individual to serve in a vacant position or as a long-term or day-to-day substitute.  The permit is valid from the first day of the month of issuance until the last day of summer school in that school year and may be reissued in subsequent years upon the submission of the appropriate application to the Department from the public school entity and completion of conditions set by the Department.
Guidelines for issuance of emergency permits are found under CSPG #13 (PDF).