Yes. To use the online Registered Teacher login 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:
Passwords must be seven characters long and include both letters and numbers, e.g. George27.
If you have forgotten your password here is how you can create a new password here.
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.
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.
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 issue.
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.
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The Teaching Council Act, 2001 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.
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 office.
At present, there is a standard renewal fee and the Council’s fee structure does not allow for reduced fees to be levied. Registration provides a license to teach, regardless of how frequently one teaches.
Yes. At present, the Council’s fee structure does not allow for a partial fee to be levied. Please refer to the Department of Education and Skills Circular 0031/2011 with regard to the employment of retired teachers.
In order to receive salary for the period of your employment, you must remain registered whilst employed as a teacher. Please contact your paymaster with regard to any salary matters.
Section 30 is a requirement within the Teaching Council Act, 2001 that a teacher has to be registered in order to be paid salary from public funds. The Minister for Education and Skills commenced Section 30 on 28 January 2014.
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A Circular Letter (CL 10/2011) from the Department of Education and Skills has been published on this matter. In essence, a teacher must be registered in order to be deemed eligible for a career break and must be registered prior to returning to teaching service.
If your registration lapse and you wish to return to the Register, you will need to re-apply for registration at least four months in advance. This means that a standard registration application form and Garda Vetting Form must be completed in all cases. If a teacher has previously provided relevant qualification transcripts, he/she need not submit them a second time.
Even if you are not currently working as a teacher, you should keep your name on the Register, so that when you are 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. This means that a standard registration application form and Garda Vetting Form must be completed in all cases. If a teacher has previously provided relevant qualification transcripts, he/she need not submit them a second time.
Section 30 is a requirement within the Teaching Council Act, 2001, that a teacher has to be registered in order to be paid salary from public funds. The Minister for Education and Skills commenced Section 30 on 28 January 2014.
Please also note that the State Examinations Commission require all teachers employed as Examination Superintendents to be registered with the Council.
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