The Teaching Council welcomes applications from teachers who qualified outside the EU/EEA and are deemed fully qualified* in their home country. Each application will be assessed individually.
- 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
*A fully qualified teacher will have completed a recognised teacher education qualification and programme of induction and can provide an official letter from the Competent Authority or Ministry of Education in their home country confirming recognition as a fully qualified teacher in that country.