In accordance with the Education (NI) Order 1998 persons employed as teachers in grant-aided schools and peripatetic teachers are required to register with the General Teaching Council for Northern Ireland (GTCNI).
The GTCNI is a self-regulatory professional body for teachers which has a statutory duty to determine who should be a member of the teaching profession in Northern Ireland.
Teachers seeking to register with the GTCNI can obtain application forms directly from the Council's website: www.gtcni.org.uk
From 1 September 2006 only teachers registered on the Northern Ireland Teachers' Substitute Register should be employed as substitute teachers in schools.
If you want to work as a substitute teacher in Northern Ireland you will need to register with NISTR.
Teachers seeking to register with NISTR can obtain application forms directly from NISTR's website: www.nistr.org.uk