Access to the profession of teaching in recognised schools in Ireland is regulated. The Teaching Council is the designated authority for the regulation of the profession. Section 7(2)(f) and Section 7(2)(g) of the Teaching Council Act 2001 were commenced on 1 September 2012, conferring responsibility for induction and probation procedures on the Teaching Council. The Teaching Council's policy on probation is available on the Council's website. Decisions regarding the development of the probation process in the future will be taken in accordance of the policy currently being developed by the Teaching Council through the Droichead pilot programme.