Registration fees - General Teaching Council NI

Registration fees

The annual Registration fee is £44 and must be paid when you make your initial application for registration and renewed every year. The GTCNI registration period runs 1 April to 31 March.

You can renew your annual registration either as a direct deducation from your salary (DAS), by speaking to a member of the Registration Team by phone (028 9033 3390) or online by logging into your MyGTCNI account.

You can also make a payment by cheque or postal order – made payable to ‘GTCNI No 1 Account’. Please write your name and teacher reference number on the back of the cheque and send it to the address below:

Registration Team
The General Teaching Council for Northern Ireland
3rd Floor Albany House
73 – 75 Great Victoria Street
Belfast
BT2 7AF

Deduction from Salary (DAS)

Most registered teachers renew their annual registration through a deduction in their salary in April / May. If your renewal fee is paid by DAS you may also automatically receive a tax refund. This deduction from salary applies to teachers who are in employment in the month of April, including some supply teachers.  

It is important that you check your April/May pay statement to see if the fee has been deducted. If it has not been deducted you should contact the Registration Team or log into your MyGTCNI account and pay online. 

If we have not received your payment by June we will issue an invoice.

Read more about how the fee process works

GTCNI Invoice

If your renewal fee is not collected through the DAS process, GTCNI will issue an invoice in June. This might be because:

  • You are currently on Maternity Leave – the annual registration fee may not be deducted from your maternity pay and you will be notified by letter to pay the fee direct to GTCNI; or
  • You are currently not in employment, on a career break or off work due to a long–term illness and you will be notified by letter to pay the fee direct to GTCNI.

If we do not receive payment after we have issued the invoice in June we will issue a reminder two weeks later and then a final de–registration letter.

If your registration has lapsed or you have received an invoice from the Council you can easily re–activate or renew your registration by contacting the Registration Team by phone: (028 9033 3390) and pay by Credit/Debit Card.

Registered teachers who have received an invoice can log into MyGTCNI and pay their registration fee online.

De–registration

If you fail to make a payment when requested your record on the Council’s Register of Teachers will be closed and you will not be eligible to teach in a grant–aided school in Northern Ireland. If you have been de–registered, but change your mind and want to teach again, you should contact the Registration Team who can re–activate your registration.

Retirement or cancelling your registration

If you are retiring and not undertaking any teaching work (including supply), taking a career break or no longer require registration and you wish to cancel your registration you should email the Registration Team: registration@gtcni.org.uk.

Once we have received your request in writing, your record will be updated and a letter of confirmation will be sent to you. It is a legal requirement for teachers to be on the register regardless of how many days they work in any registration year and your details will remain on the register until the end of the current registration year i.e. 31 March. It is not possible to refund all or part of a registration fee

Claiming a tax refund on your registration fee

GTCNI is an approved professional body and you may be able to claim tax relief on your professional fees. This may be done automatically if your fees are deducted from your salary (DAS). Further information on how to claim tax relief is available on the HMRC website.

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