Important notice

We no longer accept paper application forms for registration or practising certificates. Please use our online application process Hapori Matatū instead. Any paper application forms received after 9am on  Friday 29 January, 2021 will not be processed. Applicants will be contacted and asked to resubmit.

Smart forms

  • 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. 
  • Click on the appropriate link in the table below and download and save to your desktop. You can then open the saved form.
  • Please complete all the sections of the form on screen and save. It is now ready for you to print and sign. Remember to get your referee to also sign it if required. 
  • Send the form with any required supporting documents to the Council using the contact details below.
  • Remember to include the application processing fee; the fee is non-refundable so please make sure you're eligible before you apply. 

Smart form

Link

To register as a teacher and for a practising certificate for:

  • A New Zealand teaching graduate applying to teach for the first time
  • A previously New Zealand registered teacher whose registration expired prior to July 2015

Please apply online through Hapori Matatū | Online Community

To register as a teacher and for a practising certificate for:

  • An overseas-trained teacher without any form of New Zealand teacher registration
  • A teacher registered in Australia applying for a New Zealand practising certificate under the Trans Tasman Mutual Recognition Agreement (TTMRA)

Please apply online through Hapori Matatū | Online Community

Application form for a Limited Authority to Teach (LAT)

You can now apply online through Hapori Matatū | Online Community! Find out how to create an account and start an application.

Proof of Identity

POI

Proof of Identity if currently residing overseas

POI-OS

Professional leader endorsement

To be completed by your employer e.g. Board of Trustees Chairperson or direct employer, and then uploaded into Hapori Matatū.

Professional leader endorsement

Teacher Endorsement: Renewing Tōmua | Provisional - formerly Provisional

To be completed by professional leaders who are not registered teachers.

This is an endorsement form and not a practising certificate application form.

Teacher Endorsement renew Tōmua | Provisional

Teacher Endorsement: Renewing 

Tūturu | Full (Category One) - formerly Full
OR
Pūmau | Full (Category Two) - formerly STC

To be completed by professional leaders who are not registered teachers.

This is an endorsement form and not a practising certificate application form.

Teacher Endorsement renew Tūturu

Teacher Endorsement renew Pūmau

 

Teacher Endorsement: Moving to Tūturu | Full (Category One) from 

Tōmua | Provisional  - formerly Provisional
OR
Pūmau | Full (Category Two) - formerly STC

To be completed by professional leaders who are not registered teachers.

This is an endorsement form and not a practising certificate application form.

Teacher Endorsement move to Tūturu | Full 

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