Qualified In Ireland

Qualified in Ireland in the Current Year

Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs) Primary/Post-primary/ Montessori

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

The fast track process for 2021 is now closed. Details will be provided on the 2022 process early in the new year.

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 online via the My Registration portal paying particular attention to the supporting documentation required. Registration is subject to vetting.

Before you start an application online, please ensure you have the following information to hand:

  • Photos/scans of academic transcript. Module descriptors may also be required where transcripts are not sufficiently detailed
  • Photos/scans of acceptable proof of ID and proof of address
  • Employment contact details
  • Employment history
  • Completed Fit and Proper Person assessment form

You will be able to save your application and return to it later if required. You have three months from the date of commencement to complete and submit your application. Any applications that remain unsubmitted after three months will be deleted.

Please refer to the Guidance notes before starting your application.

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 online using the My Registration portal, paying particular attention to the supporting documentation required. Registration is subject to Vetting.

Before you start an application online, please ensure you have the following information to hand:

  • Photos/scans of academic transcript. Module descriptors may also be required where transcripts are not sufficiently detailed
  • Photos/scans of acceptable proof of ID and proof of address
  • Employment contact details
  • Employment history
  • Completed Fit and Proper Person assessment form

You will be able to save your application and return to it later if required. You have three months from the date of commencement to complete and submit your application. Any applications that remain unsubmitted after three months will be deleted.

Please refer to the Guidance notes before commencing your application.