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Register to teach

How to register

Check what you need to do in order to register.

Renew my registration

Teachers must renew their registration annually.


All teachers are legally required to be vetted by the National Vetting Bureau. It is the role of the Teaching Council to administer vetting for teachers in Ireland.

Professional Learning

The Teaching Council has many functions relating to teacher education.


Promoting a culture of shared learning in which research and leading practice is encouraged and applied within the classroom setting is an important objective for the Teaching Council as set out in its Research Strategy.

Initial teacher education

To become a primary, post-primary and further education teacher in Ireland, you must complete a programme of initial teacher education (ITE).


At the Teaching Council, we hold the wellbeing of all teachers and learners in the highest regard.


Cosán is a framework developed to support the continuing professional development of teachers.