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The Teaching Council


It a requirement for teachers to register with the Teaching Council in order to be paid salary by the State.

If a teacher does not renew registration on time, and his/her salary comes from state funds, then his/her salary will be stopped. Teachers are responsible for ensuring that their contact details are up to date – home address, email and phone numbers may be updated through the My Registration facility.  This will enable the Council to notify teachers prior to registration being due for renewal.

How do I Register?

The registration process depends on whether an applicant qualified in Ireland or outside Ireland.
Full details on how to register can be found here.

Code of Professional Conduct

The Teaching Council published a Code of Professional Conduct for Teachers in 2012. The Code sets out the standards of professional knowledge, skill, competence and conduct which are expected of registered teachers. The standards are underpinned by four core values – respect, care, integrity and trust, and reflect the complexity of teaching.

In 2016 the Teaching Council updated the Code to reflect amendments to the Fitness to Teach provisions of the Teaching Council Acts 2001-2015 and added a new section, entitled ‘Complaints relating to registered teachers’.

Fitness to Teach/Complaints about Teachers

The Teaching Council has published this booklet to advise teachers what to do if a complaint is made about them.

Click here to access the information booklet - What to do if a complaint is made about you.