Qualified in Ireland

Qualified in Ireland in the Current Year

Primary/Post-primary/ Montessori NQT

The Teaching Council has developed a streamlined "fast-track" application process for final year teacher education students who wish to register with the Council.

Follow these steps:

Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs) in Ireland

Further Education

Applicants wishing to register as a teacher in the Further Education sector must meet the requirements set out in Route 3 of the Teaching Council [Registration] Regulations 2016 and The Teaching Council [Registration] (Amendment) Regulations 2016.

Principle Conditions for Admission to the Register

Qualifications

Evidence of Character– including Vetting (mandatory).

Application Process

Teachers 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.

Qualified in Ireland Prior to the Current Year

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

Qualifications:

  1. Route 1 – Primary
  2. Route 2 – Post-Primary
  3. Route 3 – Further Education
  4. Route 4 - Other

Evidence of Character – including Vetting (mandatory).

Application Process

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.