For teachers

Find out about applying for or renewing your practising certificate.

Applying for a full practising certificate

Full practising certificates are for experienced teachers, who demonstrate they can independently use and meet the Standards | Ngā Paerewa.

Renewing a practising certificate

Renewing a practising certificate ensures you continue to maintain high standards and best practice throughout your career.

Returning to teaching

If you haven't taught in New Zealand in the last five years find out how you can return to teaching and what type of practising certificate you will need.

Working in an approved setting outside centres, schools or kura

Teachers can renew their practising certificates based on experience working at a Council-approved institution or setting.

Working as learning support coordinators

Find information for learning support coordinators and their employing principals about how to maintain a practising certificate.