Substitute Authorization Classes

Substitute Authorization classes are available on April 26, 27, and May 10 from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm at Northwest AEA in Sioux City. This Authorization allows an individual to substitute in a PreK- 12th grade classroom for no more than five consecutive days in one job assignment. Participants need to hold a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution or have completed the Paraeducator Certification and currently working as a paraeducator in a special education classroom. All candidates must be at least 21 years old and have successfully completed the DCI/FBI background check. Training consists of 20 hours of training plus 2 hours classroom observation. For more information or to register for this class, check out Northwest AEA website ( Select the link on the left that says, “Search for Professional Development” and then click on “register.” For more information or any questions regarding this certification, please contact Joyce Vander Wilt by emailing or call 712-722-7805 or 1-800-572-5073 ext. 7805.