From 1 November 2013, every teacher in Ireland will be required to have registered with the Teaching Council in order to be eligible for payment of salary by the State.
Teachers who are not registered with the Teaching Council, or have not yet submitted a completed application, should do so as a matter of urgency. Teachers should submit evidence of qualifications; proof of identification; the registration fee and the Garda Vetting form. Teachers should be advised that it is of utmost importance that this vetting form be completed as a priority as it can take some time for the vetting process to be completed.
Teachers who are not registered, and have submitted an application, should check their most recent correspondence from the Council to ensure that they have submitted all outstanding documentation.
Teachers who are unsure about completing the application forms or sourcing required documentation (e.g. academic transcripts), can telephone (0)1 651 7911 this phone line is open from 9am to 5pm to handle Section 30 queries only or send an email to email@example.com for advice.
Applicants can present a letter from their employer or recent payslip as proof of current employment status along with the application form and all associated documents/fee, in order to expedite their application.
The Teaching Council strongly recommends that teachers do not use the school address for communication purposes because of the potential for loss of correspondence and closures during holiday periods etc.
For more information about registration visit the teaching council website www.teachingcouncil.ie