Substitute Teaching, Inservice & Home Schooling


The Flathead County Superintendent's office provides a list of substitute teachers to the rural schools. To be put on the list you must pass a federal background check.  Contact us at 758-5720 to set up an appointment to be fingerprinted.  The fee for the fingerprinting/background check is $32.50.  Substitute training is available through the Northwest Montana Educational Cooperative (406) 758-3302.


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Certificate renewal with renewal units:

Class 2 Certificates

(Bachelor's Level)-60 units required, 40 of them must be from university course work, 20 may be renewal units. (1 semester credit=15 renewal units; 1 quarter credit = 10 renewal units)

Class 1 Certificates

(Graduate Degrees)-60 units required, all may be from renewal units.

Renewal applications are available online at

New certificates or reciprocal applications should be directed to:
Office of Public Instruction
PO Box 202501
Helena, MT 59620-2501
(406) 444-3150


Montana Law requires that the County Superintendent's Office is notified annually of intent to home school . The Superintendent requires attendance records at the end of each school year. Notification/Information Packets are available in this office.

A small library is maintained of textbooks and materials that may be checked out.