Registration and Certification

Whai tiwhiketetanga

Registration and certification is the way we ensure all teachers in Aotearoa are qualified, capable and ethical professionals.

Joining the profession

Interested in a career in teaching? Find steps and key information about how to get started

For relief teachers

Find information about being issued with or renewing a practising certificate for relief teaching

For professional leaders

Find information for professional leaders and employers in the teaching sector, to help you support certificated teachers.

Fee and levy information

Find out about the fee and levy you will need to pay for registration, certification, or renewal of practising certificate.

For Limited Authority to Teach

Limited Authority to Teach (LAT) enables people without a teaching qualification to teach in positions where there’s need for specialist skills or skills are in short supply.