• The Santa Barbara County Education Office maintains substitute lists for various programs at locations throughout Santa Barbara County, including Santa Maria, Orcutt, Lompoc, Buellton, Santa Ynez, Santa Barbara, and Cuyama.

    Substitutes are most often needed  in the following departments or divisions. Click on the link to learn more about the department or division.

    Special Education 

    Early Care and Education

    Juvenile Court and Community Schools

  • To learn more about becoming a substitute at SBCEO, click the image below.

  • Teaching Substitutes

    To be considered for a Substitute Teacher assignment, applicant must have:

    • Bachelor's degree AND
    • Verification of passing score on CBEST exam or another approved basic skills option as shown here AND
    • Eligibility for 30-day substitute permit, OR
    • Valid CA teaching credential

    NOTE:  Child Development applicants only do not require any of the above if they qualify for a Child Development Permit (Associate Teacher or higher).  See information here.

    Pay Schedule

    Apply Online


    For SBCEO Substitute Use Only:

    Teaching Substitute Time Sheet