If you have forgotten your password here is how you can create a new one:
(a) Registration Number - This is your Teaching Council unique Registration number that is normally printed on the correspondence you will have received from us.
(b) PPS Number – This is Your “Personal Public Service Number” previously known as the Revenue and Social Insurance (RSI) number.
(c) Date of Birth – several formats are acceptable including dd/mm/yy, ddmmyy, dd/mm/yyyy, and ddmmyyyy.
(d) New password - please ensure that your password includes both letters and numbers, and contains at least seven characters e.g. Elisabeth25 . Your password is also case sensitive.
(e) Please confirm your new password by entering it here exactly the same as the entry at (d) above.
If the details you enter do not match those held on the Register, your request will be rejected for security reasons. Check that you have entered the correct details in each box. Check also that you have inserted no spaces in your PPS number and used capitals for the letter(s) at the end of the number. If it still doesn't work, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org including your registration number and details of the error message you received.
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 using a combination of your registration number and other personal details (see question 2 for further information).
The registration renewal fee is payable by:
The Council prefers teachers to renew their registration online by credit/debit card or Laser.
Please click here to renew online: Registered Teacher Login.
If you experience technical difficulties in renewing online, contact our technical support at email@example.com Include your registration number and as much detail as possible about the technical issues you encountered.
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 an autonomous regulatory body.
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.
Teachers should check their Tax Credit Certificate to ensure
that their Flat Rate Expenses figure has been increased by the amount of the
Teaching Council annual registration renewal fee. For more details on
Flat Rate expenses and the amounts allowable to differing categories of
teachers, please see www.revenue.ie. If the
correct allowance has not been included you should contact your local tax
At present, the Council’s fee structure does not allow for a partial fee to be levied. Please refer to the Department of Education Skills Circular 0031/2011 with regard to the employment of retired teachers.
The Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairi Quinn T.D. signed the Commencement Order for Section 30 of the Teaching Council Act, 2001 on 1 November 2013. The order sets a legislative deadline of 28 January 2014 for teachers to register with the Teaching Council.
After 28 January, when Section 30 is commenced, teachers employed in State-funded teaching positions in recognised schools will have to be registered with the Teaching Council in order to be paid from State funds.
This development paves the way for the commencement of the remaining sections of the Teaching Council Act, including those relating to the Council's investigative and disciplinary functions. The Council will therefore be empowered to conduct inquiries into the professional conduct of teachers.
Over the coming months the Council will continue to engage with relevant bodies to ensure that any remaining unregistered teachers are given the opportunity to register in advance of the commencement date.
Frequently Asked Questions
Even if you are not currently working as a teacher, you should keep your name on the register, so that should you be offered a teaching job, you can start as soon as possible. If you let your registration lapse at any time, you will have to re-register at least four months in advance of starting work as a teacher again, in accordance with Section 31(5) of The Teaching Council Act, 2001 and The Teaching Council [Registration] Regulations 2009. To re-register, you will have to submit relevant transcripts and other documentation, and undergo Garda vetting.
If you wish to be considered for employment as a teacher in a substitute or temporary capacity, it is essential that you maintain your registration.
Please note that from the 28 January 2014, all teachers employed in Recognised Schools must be registered with the Teaching Council. (In very limited circumstances an unregistered teacher may be employed for no more than five days.)
Please also note that the State Examinations Commission require all teachers employed as Examination Superintendents to be registered with the Council.
Please refer to the Department of Education Skills Circulars with regard to the employment of retired teachers.
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