Hi, all. I'm trying to get my substitute teaching permit in California...more specifically Orange County. I'm a bit confused about the process, as I've read different things online as to how to go about it. I've already got a bachelor's degree, and I've taken the CBEST. Now, I know I have to get livescan fingerprinted. I was under the assumption that I send the following to the California Commission on Teacher Credentialling: filled out application, transcripts to prove I have a bachelor's degree, CBEST results, processing fee, and completed livescan receipt. I was going to go to my college and get livescanned, bringing the livescan forms I got on the CCTC website. I see that information here http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/leaflets/cl505p.pdf But... I need to get livescanned at the Orange County Department of Education, as well, if I want to substitute for any of the districts in OC. That's fine, but their website says that I need to bring in livescan forms for the agency employing me (I'm looking here http://www.ocde.us/SupportServices/Pages/Credentialing-and-Fingerprinting-Services.aspx ). I don't have anyone employing me; I just want the OCDE livescan done! Some of the listings on edjoin.edu say they want the OCDE livescan results in the application packet to apply for sub positions, as well, so this leads me to believe that I can in fact get this done before actually getting hired anywhere. I see an ad that says they want the OCDE livescan here https://www.edjoin.org/viewPosting.aspx?postingID=564759&countyID=30&onlineApp=1 Then...on one of the websites for an OC district (Los Alamitos... I'm looking at this http://www.losal.org/cms/lib7/CA010...in/13/2012 Proc for Placement on Sub List.pdf ), they say that I can apply for a 30-day sub permit at the OCDE while I'm livescanning...does this mean that I'd only have to get livescanned ONCE, for the OCDE, and it counts for the livescan that the CCTC needs, as well? *P.S. how recent does my TB test need to be? Mine is a year old, but this ad says I need one that is less than 60 days old...that seems a bit extreme to me https://www.edjoin.org/viewPosting.aspx?postingID=571853&countyID=30&onlineApp=1 *P.P.S. I wanted to start applying to positions pretty soon (as soon as I can get my questions cleared up, so I can get the 30-day sub permit). Do the available positions tend to fill up before school starts? If push came to shove, would it be possible to find a listing for new sub positions in the middle of the school year, or would I have to wait until next May/June again? So confused. Thank you in advance, I really appreciate it.