Teacher Registration - FAQs

Overview

Please go to the Teaching Council website for the most up to date information on how to get registered as a teacher in New Zealand.

Reimbursement for your practicing certificate

Some teachers are eligible to get their Practicing Certificate fee reimbursed. To get this reimbursement, you need to apply through the Teaching Council.

  • Primary Teachers and Primary Principals: entitlement to reimbursement ended 8 June 2018. You must submit payment details for your practicing certificate.

  • Area School Teachers and Area School Principals: entitlement to reimbursement ends 7 April 2019. If your practicing certificate expires after this time you are not eligible for reimbursement. You must submit payment details for your practicing certificate.

  • Kindergarten Teachers: entitlement to reimbursement ends 31 May 2019. If your practicing certificate expires after this time you are not eligible for reimbursement.  You must submit payment details for your practicing certificate.

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