Changes have been made by the Teaching Council to the process for the renewal of registration and it is important that teachers familiarise themselves with these changes so that their registration does not lapse.
The changes to the registration renewal process, which were necessary to bring the Teaching Council’s rules in line with the provisions of the Education (Amendment) Act 2012, reduce the length of time between a lapse in registration (due to failure to renew) and removal from the register.
Renewal of registration on time is strongly advised to ensure that registration is maintained.
This is vital for teachers because Section 30 of the Teaching Council Act 2001 is due to commence in the 2012/2013 school year. Its commencement will mean that the Department of Education and Skills and the VECs will no longer be legally allowed to pay a salary from State funds to a person who is not registered.
From now on a single Registration Renewal notice will be posted to teachers by the Teaching Council approximately four weeks in advance of their renewal date. If registration is not renewed by the expiry date, a Final Notice will be issued by registered post. If registration is not renewed within thirty days of the date on the Final Notice, the teacher’s name will be automatically removed from the register.
Check and update your contact details on the Register
Postal address – the address at which you normally reside should be the address on the Register and cannot be a school address. The Council may serve notices to a teacher in accordance with section 62 of the Teaching Council Acts, 2001 to 2012, about important registration issues. It is assumed that the address provided is the address to which such notices will be served.
Email and mobile number - in addition to the hard copy notices, the Teaching Council will also send registration renewal reminders by email and by text message.
Click here to check/amend your contact details.
You may also email your updated contact details to firstname.lastname@example.org.