Wednesday, 10 February 2021

Questions (401)

Michael Ring


401. Deputy Michael Ring asked the Minister for Education when a decision will be reached on a Teaching Council application by a person (details supplied) in County Mayo in view of the fact the person applied in August 2020. [6422/21]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

Under the Teaching Council Acts 2001-2015 the Teaching Council is the body with statutory authority and responsibility for the regulation of the teaching profession in Ireland including the registration of teachers in the State.

Teachers whose applications meet all the necessary requirements are registered by the Teaching Council under Section 31 of the Teaching Council Act and the Teaching Council (Registration) Regulations 2016, as amended.

I am informed the Teaching Council advise that, for teachers qualified outside of Ireland, the assessment and registration process may typically take up to 12 weeks from receipt of all application documentation and depending on the time of year, recommending that applicants apply in advance of their planned return to or commencement of teaching in Ireland. They advise the processing time for standard Irish qualifications is 6-8 weeks.

The Teaching Council inform me that the person referred to by the Deputy is registered with effect from the 04th February 2021. Should the individual have any queries regarding their registration I would advise they liaise directly with the Teaching Council.