The Teaching Council is commencing the re-vetting of all registered teachers on a three year cycle. This will ensure that all teachers will hold recent vetting should the Minister for Justice and Equality announce a cycle for re-vetting for all persons working with children or vulnerable persons.

Teachers who hold a National Vetting Bureau Disclosure which is three years old will be issued a re-vetting request on a scheduled basis.

You can start the re-vetting process here.

Teachers who comply with the re-vetting request may pay their renewal fee when it falls due in order to remain on the Register of Teachers, however, where there is a conviction or a prosecution pending, registration will not be confirmed as renewed until the Council has considered the disclosure.

What happens if I do not apply for re-vetting when requested?

If the vetting request is not complied with, registration may not be renewed.

Teachers who are not registered with the Council cannot receive a State funded salary and would be required to complete the full application process in order to return to the Register. The process may take some time to complete and includes submission of a detailed application form, providing evidence of qualifications, and undergoing the vetting process of the NVB. Backdating of registration to cover a period of non-registration is not permitted under the law.

Where can I get more information about vetting and registration?

Registered teachers can check their vetting status by logging on to the My Registration section of the Teaching Council website

Please see the FAQ section of the website for further information regarding the re-vetting process.

Where can I get more information about vetting and employment?

The requirements for vetting under Circular 0031/2016 will continue to apply for all teachers who are changing employment.