Applications are open until 1 February 2024. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to apply.
This is a temporary measure to help mitigate teacher supply challenges.
This process is operated in line with the Teaching Council (Registration) (Amendment) Regulation, 2023 (PDF).
If you qualified as a teacher outside of Ireland and have also completed the statutory period of induction, you can apply for registration through My Registration and follow the steps outlined on the Qualified outside of Ireland page.
Requirements to apply for registration
You must meet specific eligibility and qualification requirements.
Every applicant must have qualified teacher status (or equivalent) and then the requirement depends on what level you are teaching.
These requirements are:
1. Qualified teacher status (or equivalent)
- Have qualified as a teacher outside of Ireland and gained qualified teacher status or equivalent (licence to teach), and
- Completed an accredited programme of initial teacher education in the country where you qualified.
However, you do not need to have completed the statutory period of induction.
Evidence of qualified teacher status or equivalent must be provided from the competent authority in the country that you have completed your qualification.
This competent authority could be a Teaching Council equivalent body or Department or Ministry of Education.
2(a) Qualification requirements – primary applicants
If applying for primary registration, you must have a primary teacher education qualification aimed at 4 to 12-year-olds which is comparable to the standard of Irish graduates.
Irish language requirement
The Irish language requirement (ILR) will be applied as a condition to your registration. You may be registered on a conditional basis for three years.
The Irish language requirement (ILR) can be completed in one of two ways:
- Doing an aptitude test (module/ course of study). This includes attending the Gaeltacht (Irish language region) for a period of time.
- Teaching in the area of the shortfall (adaptation period)
You can find more information at ilrweb.ie
2(b) Qualification requirements – post-primary applicants
If applying for post-primary registration, you must:
- Have a post-primary teacher education qualification aimed at 12 to 18-year-olds which is comparable to the standard of Irish graduates, and
- Meet the requirements for at least one curricular subject.
Curricular subject requirement
Please refer to the Council’s Curricular Subject Requirements (Post-Primary) to ensure that you meet the requirements for at least one post-primary curricular subject.
You will be registered for at least one curricular subject for which your qualification meets the requirements in full.
If your qualification does not fully meet the requirements for any curricular subject, you may be registered for the subject for which your qualification is closest to meeting the requirements (subject to conditions) as decided by the Council.
History and Structure of the Irish Education System condition
The History and Structure of the Irish Education System will be applied as a condition to your registration.
The exam is organised online several times a year.
The exam assesses your understanding of the history and structure of education, particularly second level education since the foundation of the State in 1922.
You should have an understanding of key issues relating to the control and management of post-primary schools and of curriculum and assessment at post-primary.
How to apply
- Email email@example.com to apply.
- Please send any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The closing date for applications is 1 February 2024.
Induction in Ireland
You will be registered with the condition of the completion of induction through Droichead.
Droichead is the induction process for teachers in Ireland.
When you are a registered, you can seek employment through: