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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 then 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 enables the Council to notify teachers prior to registration being due for renewal.

How do I Register?

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

Code of Professional Conduct

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

Fitness to Teach/Complaints about Teachers

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