How to renew

To renew a practising certificate, teachers are required to have completed satisfactory recent teaching or undertaken a teacher refresh process. 

An 'approved institution' is an organisation other than an early childhood centre, school or kura that has been approved by the Council for renewal of a practising certificate. If you work at one of these approved institutions your teaching experience can still be recognised and count towards the renewal of your practising certificate.

For information about what is needed to renew your practising certificate please visit Renewing a practising certificate. When you are ready to start an application, please do it online by logging into Hapori Matatū.

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How to become an approved institution or setting

Institutions or settings that would like the teaching experience of their staff to be recognised for the renewal of practising certificates need to apply to the Council to become an approved institutions.

Approvals are granted for up to three years. At the end of the three years, a new application must be made for approved institution status.

If your institution would like to apply for approval please refer to the Requirements for Teacher Registration, Practising Certificates and Limited Authority to Teach Policy from page 40 for details on what to include in your written application.

Send applications and supporting documents to

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List of approved institutions and approved settings

Approval date Institution/setting Expiry of current approvals
10/07/2023 Autism NZ Jul 2026
10/08/2022  CCS Disability Action Jul 2025
30/11/2023 Christchurch Secondary Schools AE Consortium Nov 2026
30/11/2023 Code Avengers Nov 2026
30/11/2023 Cognition Education Nov 2026
06/03/2024 Core Education Mar 2027
11/06/2024 Drowning Prevention Auckland Jun 2027
28/06/2021  Evaluation Associates  Jun 2024
30/11/2023 InterLEAD Nov 2026
14/11/2023 Kōtui Ako | Virtual Learning Network   Nov 2026
06/05/2024 Learning Matters Ltd  May 2027
29/09/2021 Learning Solutions Sep 2024
30/11/2023  Life Education Trust  Nov 2026
11/06/2024 Ministry of Inspiration Jun 2027
01/12/2021 New Zealand Skills and Education College - School of ECE Dec 2024
30/11/2023 New Zealand Catholic Education Office (NZCEO) Nov 2026
06/05/2024 NZ Centre for Gifted Education  May 2027
01/12/2022 Sport NZ Nov 2025
01/12/2021  Stand Children's Services  Māia Whānau  Dec 2024
15/02/2024 Suter Art Gallery Feb 2027
21/02/2024  Taranaki Outdoor Pursuits and Education Centre Feb 2027
15/02/2024  Te Poutama Ārahi Rangatahi - Barnardos School  Feb 2027
20/03/2024 Va’atele Education Consulting Mar 2027
11/06/2024 Tuilaepa Youth Mentoring Services Jun 2027
29/11/2023 Young Enterprise Trust Nov 2026

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