Letter of Professional Standing
If you are planning on teaching abroad it is likely that the authorities in that country will require proof of your registration in Scotland. If your Certificate of Registration is not an accepted way of proving your registration, the generally accepted way is the Letter of Professional Standing (LOPS).
The Letter of Professional Standing states that you are registered with us, or are eligible for registration. The letter confirms that you are either qualified as a Primary teacher or as a Secondary Education teacher including the subject. This further states that registration was not suspended, revoked or cancelled for any reason.
You should note that in the vast majority of cases, other countries may also require you to be registered with GTC Scotland. We would urge you to check with the specific country in order to establish exactly what the requirements are.
In respect to letters issued under the terms of EU Directive 2005/36, the LOPS will confirm that you are qualified as a Primary teacher or as a Secondary Education teacher including the subject. This further states that registration was not suspended, revoked or cancelled for any reason.
Please note that there is an administration fee of £35 which must be paid to GTC Scotland before the Letter of Professional Standing can be issued.
Please choose the link that applies to you:
Certificate of Registration
If you require a duplicate copy of your Certificate of Registration, we can supply this at a cost of £30. For further details, please contact our Teacher Registration Team: T: + 44 (0) 131 314 6000 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Currently registered with us
Please request a Letter of Professional Standing using our online form:
If you are currently living out with the UK, please use the link below.
Not currently registered with us (lapsed)
If you are not currently registered with us, you can request and pay for your Letter of Professional Standing through our secure form.
Never registered with us
If you have never registered with the GTCS and require a confirmation of your teaching qualification we would advise you contact your university in the first instance. They should provide you with a certificate of your qualification (you should have received this when you passed your course). Please follow the links to your university.
To register please see our information on: