Applicants who qualified in Ireland, who are not new graduates, and who wish to begin or return to teaching after a period of absence (e.g. a career break) may apply to the Teaching Council for registration.
Principle Conditions for Admission to the Register
- Route 1 – Primary
- Route 2 – Post-Primary
- Route 3 – Further Education
- Route 4 - Other
Evidence of Character – including Vetting (mandatory).
Teachers (Route 1 – Primary, Route 2 – Post-Primary, Route 3 – Further Education, Route 4 – Other) should apply for registration using application form REG-01.
Completed application forms must be submitted with:
- photocopies of transcripts
- other documentary evidence (see the application form)
- the registration fee of €90
Applicants are advised to ensure the form is fully completed prior submission, by reference to the Guidance Notes document and the checklist included in the form. When an application is received, it is examined by Teaching Council staff to ensure that it is complete and accompanied by all necessary documentation. Where this is not the case, the applicant is contacted and requested to forward any missing documentation or fill in any incomplete sections of the form.