Registration Overview

GTCNI have been delivering professional registration for teachers in Northern Ireland for over 15 years.

Registration provides you with both professional recognition and the licence to practise required to teach in a school in Northern Ireland.

This section should provide you with everything you need to apply for registration – and our experienced and friendly Registration Team can help guide you through every step of the registration process. If you have any questions please contact us.

Registered teachers can also amend their details and pay their renewal fee by logging into MyGTCNI

Why Register

Teaching in Northern Ireland is a graduate profession. Only teachers who can demonstrate that they meet the criteria required for professional recognition will be admitted to the Register. 

If you want to work as a teacher in a grant–aided school in Northern Ireland you must be registered with GTCNI in accordance with Article 35(3) of the Education (Northern Ireland) Order 1998. Employing authorities are required to ensure that they only employ teachers that are registered with the GTCNI. 


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Explaining the fee process

Find out more about how the GTCNI annual fee process works and tax relief on your fee

Find out more

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