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Application forms

Before you complete your form, please read the proof of identity information. It's important you complete this section fully and correctly, otherwise your application may be delayed.
 

To apply for your registration, a practicing certificate or Limited Authority to Teach please use the specific form for your situation below. These forms are designed to be filled in on screen. Printing the form and filling it out by hand might result in your application being incomplete, which can delay the application process as we will need to request further information is provided.  

Please complete all the sections of the form then print, hand sign and date the relevant pages, get the necessary endorsements from identity referees and professional leaders and then send it to the Council using the contact details below with any required supporting documents. To help you make sure everything is included in your application, there is a check sheet and completion guide included in the form. And don't forget to include the application processing fee. The fee is non-refundable so please make sure you're eligible before you apply. 

Here's where to send your documents: 
Postal address: PO Box 5326, Wellington 6145
Courier address: Level 12, 80 Boulcott Street, Wellington 6011

 

Collective Agreement Processing Fee Payment Forms

If you are eligible to be exempt from paying the practising certificate fee, use the form below.  Once completed, your professional leader will need to sign this. If you are a teacher, your principal will need to sign the form, and if you are the principal your board chairperson/ commissioner will need to sign the form.

If your fees have already been paid, and you are eligible for a reimbursement of the practising certificate fee, you can use the same form to claim a reimbursement.

Please note – We need the original of this form so please post it in with your application or if you have already submitted and paid for your application and are applying for a reimbursement, please post this form in to the Education Council. We cannot accept photocopies or scans.

Exemption / Reimbursement Form

Effective Dates and Links for Collective Agreements

For more information on a specific collective agreement, including eligibility criteria for exemption or reimbursement, please use the below links.

EC10 Application form and guide for your first application for registration

Use this application form if you: 

  • completed your initial teacher education qualification in New Zealand and are applying for registration for the first time.  You will also be issued with a practising certificate if your application is approved.
  • have previously been registered with the Teachers Council or Education Council but are now unregistered.
Application processing fee: $220.80 (including GST)

EC15 Application form and guide for overseas applicants

Use this application form to apply for teacher registration and a practising certificate if you have:
  • completed your teacher education programme outside New Zealand and you have not been previously registered in New Zealand; or
  • you have current registration or membership with one of the Australian states included in the Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Agreement and you are eligible to apply for registration and a practising certificate under the agreement.
Application processing fee: $302.57 (including GST of 15%)

EC80 Renewal form for a Provisional practising certificate

Use this application form if you:
  • are registered but do not hold a practising certificate, and the last time you held a practising certificate it was in the category Provisional
  • currently hold a Provisional practising certificate, and you need to renew your practising certificate
Application processing fee: $220.80 (including GST)

EC90 Renewal form for a Subject to Confirmation practising certificate

Use this application form if you:
  • currently hold a Subject to Confirmation practising certificate, and you need to renew your practising certificate; or
  • currently hold (or last held) a Full practising certificate, but have insufficient recent teaching service to renew your practising certificate in that category.
Application processing fee: $220.80 (including GST)

Please note that if you are applying for STC certification and during the last five years you have not completed any teaching employment or your teaching employment very minimal (see the application form for details) you will need to provide a return to practice plan with your application form.

Template that can be used to create your RTP plan (this includes a copy of the TER programme curriculum which can be referred to in order to assess what areas you wish to focus on in your plan).

EC20 Application form for provisionally certificated teachers to be issued with a Full practising certificate

Use this application form if you currently hold a Provisional practising certificate and you have completed the requirements to be issued with a Full practising certificate. If your application is approved you will be issued with a new three year Full practising certificate. Application processing fee: $302.57 (including GST)

EC21 Application form for teachers certificated Subject to Confirmation to be issued with a Full practising certificate

Use this application form if you currently have a Subject to Confirmation (STC) practising certificate and you have completed the requirements to be issued with a Full practising certificate. If your application is approved you will be issued with a new three year Full practising certificate. Application processing fee: $302.57 (including GST)

EC30 Application form and guide for Full practising certificate renewal

Use this application form if you hold a full practising certificate that is due to expire and you meet the teaching service requirements to renew your Full practising certificate.  Application processing fee: $220.80 (including GST)

EC40 Application form and guide for Limited Authority to Teach (LAT)

Use this form if you are not eligible for registration as a teacher in New Zealand but you wish to take up a fixed term teaching position to teach a specific subject and can provide evidence that you either:
  • have the skills and experience appropriate to advance the learning of students; or
  • have skills that are in short supply. You need to meet specific criteria - see the Limited Authority to Teach Policy
Application processing fees:
  • for up to a 1 year LAT - $56.22 (including GST)
  • for up to a 2 year LAT* - $112.44 (including GST)
  • for up to a 3 year LAT* - $168.66 (including GST)

Application for Limited Authority to Teach EC40 [pdf]

Identity Verification Forms