Application forms are available here:
If you are a Primary or Post-Primary school teacher who qualified in Ireland, you can apply for registration using the application forms below. However, if you qualified outside Ireland and wish to teach in a recognised school* in Ireland, you must apply to have your qualifications assessed prior to being granted registration. A signed application form, and original proof of identity and qualifications are mandatory requirements for registration, so applications cannot be completed online or sent to the Council via e-mail.
*Recognised in accordance with Section 10 of the Education Act, 1988
Primary Teachers: Download Application Form for Registration (PR-01)
Post-Primary Teachers: Download Application Form for Registration (PPR-01)
Further Education Teachers: Download Application Form for Registration (FE01)
REGISTRATION INCLUDING QUALIFICATIONS ASSESSMENT
Applicants are advised to complete a Garda Vetting Form at the time of applying for the assessment of their qualifications, as it takes between 8 and 10 weeks to process this form. This form can be obtained by contacting the Council, as the Garda Central Vetting Unit requires that it cannot be made available as a download. Please see the Vetting section of this website for further information.
Primary: Download Application Form for Registration (Primary) including Qualifications Assessment (PRQA-01).
Post-Primary: Download Application Form for Registration (Post Primary) including Qualifications Assessment (PPQA-01).
Additional form for Physical Education Applicants
Applicants seeking registration as a teacher with Teacher Education qualifications in Physical Education must also complete the PE1 form. Download PE1 Form.
Application for the Assessment of Qualifications for information purposes only
Applicants applying for the Postgraduate Diploma in Education may wish to have their undergraduate qualification assessed, for information purposes only, to see if it meets the subject criteria. (In this case they are not applying for registration.) The form may also be used by those already registered and seeking assessment of an additional qualification. Download Application Form for Post-Primary Qualifications Assessment for Information Purposes Only (PPQA-02)
APPLICATION FORMS TO NOTIFY THE COUNCIL THAT THE REQUIREMENTS OF PROBATION OR POST-QUALIFICATION EXPERIENCE HAVE BEEN COMPLETED
FORM A for Primary and Post-Primary Newly Qualified Teachers who have completed the Droichead Condition.
Registration is granted, subject to conditions, to teachers who have not met all of the requirements for full registration. One such condition is satisfactory completion of the Droichead experience within three years of conditional registration. To satisfy the Droichead condition, a new teacher is required to: (a) engage in a process of school-based induction; (b) be confirmed by (an) experienced fellow professional(s), following that process, as having satisfied certain criteria ;and (c) complete a minimum period or periods of post-qualification professional practice.
On fulfilling this condition, registrants should complete Form A and return it to the Teaching Council.
Download Application Form A
FORM B for Post-Primary teachers who have completed their first year of teaching
To satisfy the condition of Post-Qualification Employment (PQE), applicants must provide evidence of 300 hours' teaching experience in a recognised school, verified and signed by the school principal. A minimum of 200 hours of the approved experience must be teaching a curricular subject to a class of at least 14 students. Up to 100 hours of the approved experience can be carried out in a learning support, special needs, language support or guidance counselling role. A teacher must complete this requirement within three years.
Conditional Registration is granted to registrants who have not completed the required duration of teaching service in a recognised school (or its equivalent). On fulfilling this condition, registrants should complete Form B, have it signed and stamped by the school principal and return it to the Teaching Council, who will then remove the registration condition.
Download Application Form B
FORM C for Primary teachers who have completed the probationary process
This form is for Primary teachers who began service on or since September 2010, to provide evidence that they have completed both the service and the professional competence requirements of probation.
Download Application Form C
APPLICATION FORM TO REQUEST AN EXTENSION TO A PERIOD OF CONDITIONAL REGISTRATION
Registration is granted, subject to conditions, to teachers who have not met all of the requirements for full registration. A teacher can apply in writing for an extension to his/her period of conditional registration in accordance with section 32(1) (a) of the Teaching Council Acts 2001 to 2006 and an application form EXT-01 has been created for this purpose.
CHANGE OF DETAILS ON THE REGISTER OF TEACHERS
If you wish to change or update your name, title, address, employment or qualification details on the register, please download and complete the appropriate form and return it to the Council with the necessary documentation.
Download COD-01 - Change of Name or Title
Download COD-02 - Change of Address or Employment Details
Download COD-03 - Qualifications Update
COURSE RECOGNITION APPLICATION FORM (for Colleges and Universities)
Click here for details of general recognition of courses by Colleges and Universities.
TEACHING COUNCIL CONTACT PERSON
The Teaching Council is establishing a network of teachers who will act as contacts between the Council and teachers in their schools. It is hoped that one registered teacher from each school will be the Teaching Council Contact Person, who will distribute publications and other information amongst teachers in the school.
Download the Application Form for Teaching Council Contact Persons