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.

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 which practising certificate is right for you and if you need to complete a teacher refresh process.

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.