Forms

Registration Forms

If you are a teacher who qualified in Ireland, you can apply for registration online using My Registration. All applications must be submitted with the requested documentation. 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 needed. 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.

Registration Forms for Teachers who Qualified Abroad

If you're a teacher who qualified outside of Ireland, you can apply for registration including qualifications assessment using the application forms below. All applications must be submitted with the mandatory documentation by post. Registration is subject to Vetting. 

Important note: Curricular Subject Requirement 

In addition to holding the relevant teacher education qualification, applicants must meet the requirements for at least one Post-primary curricular subject, in order to register under Route 2 Post-primary.

Applicants must consult the Council's Post-primary Curricular Subject Requirements before determining which subject(s) to apply for. The requirements are available here.

  • Primary Teachers:
  • Post-Primary Teachers:
  • Application Guidelines for Route 2: Post-primary
  • To register under Route 2, Post-primary applicants must meet the requirements for at least one Post-primary curricular subject, in addition to holding the relevant teacher education qualification. Applicants must consult the Council's Post-primary Curricular Subject Requirements before determining which subject(s) to apply for. The requirements are available here.
  • Applicants who qualified outside of Ireland and who are applying for Physical Education, must also complete form PE1 . When completed, please save it as an electronic file for upload to your online application.
  • Apply online using PPQA-01 option: My Registration.
  • Please note that from, from 1 January 2023, applications received must meet the requirements for at least one curricular subject with reference to the Revised Post-primary Curricular Subject Requirements.

Post-primary registered teachers: adding an additional subject

Adding an Additional Subject for Post-primary registered teachers

Currently registered Post-primary teachers can apply to have their qualifications assessed to determine if they meet the requirements for additional Post-primary curricular subjects.

If  you are a teacher who qualified outside Ireland, and applying for Physical Education assessment you must also complete the form below.

  • Post-Primary Teachers (Physical Education): PE1 Form

Conditional Registration Forms

FORM B for Post-Primary teachers who have completed Post-Qualification Employment

Post-primary newly qualified teachers are required to complete a period of:

  1. Post-Qualification Employment (PQE), or
  2. Droichead

For Post-primary teachers registered prior to the 1 June 2020 post-qualification employment (PQE) may be an option in certain limited circumstances as set out under Section 2.1 of the Post-qualification Professional Practice Conditions - Transitionary Arrangements.

For all other circumstances and for teachers registered after 1 June 2020, Droichead is the only route of induction. 

  • A teacher who is registered with the condition of PQE/Droichead may complete PQE in an eligible setting**:
    • if employed on a short-term contract of less than 200 hours * OR
    • if employed on a series of short-term rolling or extended employment contracts * OR
    •  any combination of a and b above.
  • *Teachers applying for completion of PQE as above will require confirmation from the school principal as to the employment contracts/offers under which the teacher was employed.
  • **Teachers employed in an eligible setting for 200 hours or more are required to complete the Droichead process.

In order to satisfy the condition of PQE, teachers must provide evidence of 300 hours’ satisfactory teaching employment in a recognised Post-primary school or Centre for Education in which a Post-primary subject is being taught. Such evidence must be verified and signed by the school principal (or school principals where more than one school is involved).

A minimum of two thirds (200 hours) of the approved employment must be spent in the teaching of a Post-primary curricular subject(s) or Guidance Counselling to a designated class of students on the school’s timetable.

Up to one-third (100 hours) of the approved employment can be carried out in a learning support, special needs, language support or other timetabled teaching activity. Generally, a maximum period of three years from the date of registration is set for the completion of this requirement.

Additional Information

Further information may be found in the following publications:

Form B is available online via My Registration: select My Conditions area and then the View Details button against your PQE/Droichead condition.

FORM C for Primary teachers who have completed Probation

This form is for Primary teachers who began service on or since September 2010, to provide evidence that they have completed both the service and the professional competence requirements of probation.

FORM D for teachers who have completed Droichead

These forms provide evidence for the Council that all requirements of Droichead have been met.

Form D is available online via My Registration: select My Conditions area and then the View Details button against your Droichead condition.

Conditional Registration Extension Request Form

Registration is granted, subject to conditions, to teachers who have not met the requirement for full registration.  A teacher can apply for an extension to their period of conditional registration where extenuating circumstances have prevented completion of the condition.  The application is submitted online, and the circumstances are clearly identified on the application form including the evidence required to support the extension request.  Please note that teachers who do not meet their registration conditions by the expiry date and who do not request an extension, will lapse from the Register.  Only registered teachers are eligible to receive pay in state-funded schools.

Extension requests are submitted online via My Registration: select My Conditions, Conditions expiring within next 6 months and then the Submit Extension Request button.

Change of Details

Registered teachers can edit the following personal information held on the Register of Teachers. This can be completed online through My Registration.

  • Name
  • Gender
  • Address
  • PPS Number
  • Telephone number
  • Email address
  • Employment details
  • Communications updates (Opt In)

You can also add an additional qualification to your Registration (Level 6 or above on the National Framework of Qualification (NFQ)). If you have completed additional studies to make up shortfalls identified following the assessment of your qualifications, please submit evidence through the My Conditions section of the online portal.

If you are a Post-primary teacher and wish to add an additional subject please submit an application through My Registration.

From time to time the Council will need to issue correspondence by recorded delivery/registered post in compliance with the Teaching Council Acts. It's essential therefore that registered teachers keep all their contact details up to date. As the Council may issue important documentation during school holidays, it’s also essential that accurate residential/home addresses are provided.