Substitute Teachers

**Harnett County Schools will be accepting substitute applications for the 2024-2025 school year beginning 7/29/2024.

To apply to become a substitute in Harnett County, you must be 21 years old.

Please complete the following steps:

Step 1: Complete the online application using the Applitrack link

  • Please upload the following to the Applitrack application

    • Two forms of identification (drivers' license and social security card)

    • Completed Health Form

    • Official High School or College Transcripts

Step 2: Background screening will be completed by Harnett County Schools prior to next steps.

Step 3: App Garden Substitute Catalog Guide

Step 4: Upload the certificate of completion from App Garden Effective Teacher training into your application.

Step 5: Once you have uploaded all of the required information, and have cleared Harnett County Schools background screening, you must attend a brief virtual orientation with the HR department via Google Meet. You will be contacted to set up a time for this once all of your information has been turned in.  You may NOT start work without attending this session.

Substitute teachers are at-will employees, and as such, are not entitled to the benefits available to full-time or part-time employees. This includes, but is not limited to, unemployment compensation, annual vacation, and sick leave. Furthermore, substitute teachers are not eligible to participate in the State retirement plan, nor are they intended to be eligible to receive or purchase health benefits through the State Health Plan.

Retirees wanting to Substitute:
Please contact:
Connie Levorse for a Retiree Application.
910-893-8151 ext. 300266


  • Uncertified Substitute Pay $112.50 per day          

  • Certified (Must have a current NC Teaching License) $136 per day

  • Subbing for Teacher Assistants $112.50 per day

Effective Substitute Teacher Course

  • The App-Garden University offers VIRTUAL training customized for Harnett County Schools.

  • There are many benefits to you as a sub, such as the ability to train anytime and anywhere you have access to the internet. 

  • The Harnett County Schools Effective Substitute Teacher Course is mandatory. 

  • Once you complete this training course, you may print a certificate of completion to keep for your records and upload it into your Applitrack Application.  The district office will be sent a report of your completion, and this will also be a record of your intent to sub this year.

  • You may review the course as many times as you feel necessary within your one-year enrollment in the course, which begins on the date of the purchase. For App-Garden questions please contact Connie Levorse at

  • All subs are required to take the refresher once a year in order to stay active in the substitute system.

Returning Substitutes

  • If you have not subbed within the last year, you must submit a new substitute teacher application and complete the requirements for new substitutes listed above.

  • All subs are required to take the refresher once a year in order to stay active in the substitute system.

     Instructions will be emailed in early August 2023. Please make sure your contact information is updated in Applitrack/AESOP.

**Please note limitations on the amount of time each sub may work is 14 days per calendar month.**

Need to Change Your Name or Address?  Substitutes click the link below to update us:
Harnett County Name, Address, and/or Phone Number Change Form

Absence Management (AESOP)

If you have login problems, please contact:

Robin Hallman
910-893-8151 extension 300221


If you’re having trouble logging in, click the “Forgot your login?” link next to the Login button for more information. 

Employees and Substitute Teachers

  • You will create your online user name and password during AESOP account activation. You will receive an email to the email address on file.

  • Your login ID for the phone system is your phone number on record .Your PIN is generally the last four digits of your social security number.

  • If you have login problems, please contact the data manager at your school.