Teaching Council / Garda Vetting

ETB Teachers – Requirement To Be Registered With The Teaching Council
It is a requirement under Section 30 of the Teaching Council Act, 2001, that a teacher has to be registered in order to be paid salary from public funds. The Minister for Education and Skills commenced Section 30 on 28 January 2014. Section 30 affects every person who is employed as a teacher in a recognised school. An unregistered teacher employed in a recognised school cannot be paid out of State funds in respect of his/her employment as a teacher. Education and Training Boards (ETBs) are prohibited by law from paying anybody employed as a teacher in a recognised school who is not registered.

Important notice: to all teachers whose conditions have an expiry date of 13 December 2015 – please note that the registrations conditions extension date has been extended to 31 January 2016.

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Garda Vetting
New statutory requirements and procedures for vetting came into force on April 28th 2016. Make sure you are up-to-date with the changes and are fully compliant by reading more here.