Applicants who qualified in Ireland, who are not new graduates, and who wish to begin or return to teaching after a prolonged absence (e.g. a career break) may apply to the Teaching Council for registration.
- Applicants must meet the registration requirements set out in the Teaching Council [Registration] Regulations 2009.
- As part of the registration process, the Teaching Council considers evidence of character. Each applicant for registration must:
- Have a Character Reference form certified by an appropriately qualified person
- Undergo a process of Garda vetting. This may take up to 10 weeks, so applicants are advised to apply for registration at least 12 weeks in advance of their planned return to (or commencement of) teaching.
For further information see the Evidence of Character section.
How to Apply