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Guide to applying for re-vetting

The Teaching Council works with the National Vetting Bureau, on behalf of teachers in Ireland, for vetting clearance including criminal record disclosures (if applicable).

The steps to follow are explained below.

Please follow each step to ensure that your application is processed smoothly.

Re-vetting involves a two-stage application process.

Stage 1

  1. Complete Stage 1 of the online re-vetting application through your My Registration account.
  2. Upload proof of identification documents.

You are not required to provide overseas police clearance documents.

Stage 2

The Teaching Council checks your application and proof of ID documents and submits your application to the National Vetting Bureau.

  1. You will receive an email from the National Vetting Bureau with a link to the online Vetting Application Form.
  2. You need to fill out the form and include all your addresses from birth to the present including all overseas addresses.

You have 30 days to complete the form from the date you receive it, but we ask you to complete it as soon as possible.

If you lived in Northern Ireland, you will need to enter full postcodes (six characters) for each Northern Ireland address.

When the vetting is complete, you will receive two emails:

  • The first email is from the National Vetting Bureau stating that your vetting disclosure has been issued to the Teaching Council.
  • The second email is from the Teaching Council with a link to your vetting disclosure.

How to access your vetting disclosure

To access your vetting disclosure, you need to log in or create an account with Digitary to view your disclosure.

Please read our page on Digitary page for more information.

How to share your vetting disclosure with an employer

You can share your disclosure with employers or potential employers online using Digitary. Just log in to your Digitary account and follow the instructions.

How to check your vetting status

Registered teachers can check their vetting details by logging into their My Registration account.

See “Vetting Details” on My Registration for the most recent information.