The Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairi Quinn T.D., has confirmed that Section 30 of the Teaching Council Act, 2001 will commence on 1 November 2013.
After 1 November, 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 we 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.
The registration application process involves submitting:
- an application form
- certified copies of transcripts
- proof of identity
- evidence of character (including Garda Vetting - see below)
- other documentary evidence if required
- the application fee.
Application form for Registration as a Primary Teacher
Application form for Registration as Post-Primary Teacher
Application for Registration as a Teacher in Further Education
The Garda Vetting process must be completed before registration can be finalised. At periods of high demand, the Garda vetting element of registration may take up to three months to complete. The Council advises applicants for registration to apply to the Teaching Council for Garda Vetting without delay.
The Garda Vetting application form is not available to download. To obtain a form please telephone the Teaching Council on 01 651 7906 and choose the 'Garda Vetting' option. Alternatively, you may e-mail your name and correspondence address to email@example.com
Further information about the Garda Vetting process
Further Information about Section 30
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
If you cannot find an answer to your query in the above FAQ section, please email your question to firstname.lastname@example.org