The General Teaching Council for Scotland

Enhancing professionalism in education since 1965

How is the Registration Fee paid?

All registered teachers are required to pay an annual registration fee to remain on the Register and be eligible to teach in a Scottish state school, this is a legal requirement. The annual registration fee will be £65 from 1 April 2017. The registration fee is due in April each year.
  • Currently employed by a Local Authority (supply work included) – the annual registration fee is deducted via your salary. This will show in your March or April pay slip. If you are working for more than one employer, the fee can be deducted more than once. We run reports to identify any teacher who has had their fee deducted more than once. Refunds are processed during the month of May and are posted out during June.
  • Currently retired but wishing to stay on the register - if you have recently retired/left your permanent employer, but wish to stay on the register, you will be notified by letter to pay the fee direct to GTC Scotland.
  • Currently on Maternity Leave – although you may still be technically employed, the annual registration fee may not be deducted from your maternity pay. You will be notified by letter to pay the fee direct to GTC Scotland.
  • Currently not in employment/ on a career break/ long term illness – you will be notified by letter to pay the fee direct to GTC Scotland.

Letters are sent to teachers in early May, providing payment methods and a deadline date for the annual registration fee to be paid. If you do receive a letter asking you to pay your annual registration fee, it means we have not received payment from an employer or any other source. If you think this is incorrect, please contact the Registration Services Department as a matter of urgency.

If no payment is received, your details will be removed from the register. This means that you will not be eligible to teach in a Scottish state school. If you still wish to undertake any teaching, you will be required to follow the re-register process, please see Apply for Registration - Teachers who have let their registration lapse: Returning to teaching

Please remember it is a legal requirement for any teacher to be registered with us whilst teaching in a Scottish state school.

If your details are removed, and you wish to teach in a Scottish state school, you will be required to re-register with us. It is a legal requirement for any teacher to be registered with us whilst teaching in a Scottish state school.