How do I know if I am registered with The Teaching Council?

You can check your registration status and all your details here: My Registration

Do I need a password in order to use the online access to the Register?

Yes. To use the online My Registration facility, you will need your registration number and password.

If you do not have your password, you can generate a new one using a combination of:

  • your registration number
  • your PPS number
  • your date of birth.

Passwords must be seven characters long and include both letters and numbers, e.g. George27

Why do I get an error message when I enter my password to renew online?

If you have forgotten your password here is how you can create a new password here.

I did not receive my registration renewal form. Can you issue a second one?

Yes. However, you can also renew online using your registration number and password.

If you do not have your password, you can generate a new one here.

How can I pay my registration renewal fee?

The registration renewal fee is payable by:

  • Cheque, postal order or bank draft made payable to the Teaching Council
  • Credit or debit card  (Visa or Mastercard).

The Council prefers teachers to renew their registration online by credit/debit card.

Please click here to renew online.

I’ve tried paying my fee online but there appears to be a technical problem. What can I do?

If you experience technical difficulties in renewing online, contact our technical support at Include your registration number and as much detail as possible about the technical issue.

What will happen if I don’t renew my registration?

If you do not renew, your registration with the Teaching Council will lapse and your name will be removed from the Register.

Why do I have to pay a registration fee?

As the Council is self-funded and receives no funding from the State, the fee is essential. It funds the Council's work, in the same way that any professional body is funded by its members. The fee underpins the Council's status as the regulator of the teaching profession.

Click here to find out more about the role of the Teaching Council.

Why is it necessary to renew registration annually?

The Teaching Council Acts, 2001-2014, requires that teachers renew their registration annually. Annual renewal also provides an opportunity to check and update your details on the Register. It allows the Council to continue as a valuable repository of information for the teaching profession in Ireland.

If you do not renew, your registration will lapse and your name will be removed from the Register.

A person who ceases to be a registered teacher will not be entitled to receive salary as a teacher in a recognised school from the date his or her registration with the Council lapses.

To re-register, they must apply again in full. This includes providing relevant transcripts and undergoing Garda vetting.

Is tax relief available on the annual renewal fee?

Income tax relief applies to the Teaching Council's annual registration renewal fee. The tax credit is added to the teacher’s flat-rate expense allowance. This means that the annual registration renewal fee of €65 (for those whose registration renewal falls from January 2013) in real terms is closer to €38 per annum for those paying the higher rate of tax.