Registration and Renewal

How do I know if I am registered with the Teaching Council?

You can check your registration status and all your details here.

Do I need a password in order to use the online access to the Register?

Yes. To use the online MyRegistration 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:

  • your registration number
  • your PPS number
  • your date of birth

Passwords must be seven characters long and include both letters and numbers, e.g. George27.

Why do I get an error message when I enter my password to renew online?

If you have forgotten your password here is how you can create a new password here.

I did not receive my registration renewal form. Can you issue a second one?

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.

How can I pay my registration renewal fee?

The registration renewal fee is payable by:

  • Credit, or debit card (Visa or MasterCard) - preferred method
  • Cheque, postal order or bank draft made payable to the Teaching Council

Please click here to renew online.

I've tried paying my fee online but there appears to be a technical problem. What can I do?

If you experience technical difficulties in renewing online, contract our technical support at renewals@teachingcouncil.ie. Include your registration number and as much detail as possible about the technical issue.

What will happen if I don't renew my registration?

If you do not renew, your registration with the Teaching Council will lapse and your name will be removed from the Register.

Who receives an e-Card and e-Receipt?

Teachers who renew online will receive an e-Card and e-Receipt which can be saved directly onto mobile devices for easy, anytime access. Teachers who continue to renew by post or over the phone can log onto the My Registration section of the Council's website to access and print their receipts.

How do I receive my e-Card and e-Receipt?

There are two ways to receive an e-Card and e-Receipt. When the teacher renews online by using their own unique pin, they can access, download and print their e-Cards, receipts and Certificates of Registration. They can also access this facility by logging onto My Registration section of the Council's website.

Will the Council provide me with a printed receipt and card as in previous years should I require it?

The Council will provide a printed receipt upon request. If requested and for a short period of time only, the Council can provide the teacher with a card.

Why do I have to pay a registration fee?

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.

Click here to find out more about the role of the Teaching Council.