The General Teaching Council for Scotland

Annual registration fee

Information on paying your annual registration fee

The processes and procedures used to collect the annual registration fee start in March each year. Fees are collected in two main ways, but most teachers pay through the Deducted at Source (DAS) process, meaning that the fee is deducted directly from your salary and subsequently paid to GTC Scotland by your employer.

Did you know you can claim a Tax Deduction on your GTCS Registration Fee?

Find out how here:

Registration fee - tax deduction

The DAS process applies to teachers who are in employment as a teacher in Scotland on 1 April. All local authorities in Scotland use the DAS process and many other employers also use it; however, it is important that individual teachers check their pay statements for March and April to ensure that their annual registration fee has been taken. If the payment has not been deducted from your salary, please do not worry as GTC Scotland will contact you to give you payment methods.

We endeavour to ensure that the DAS payment process works well but should you experience any issues please contact us as soon as possible so that we can work closely with you and your employer to resolve any difficulties regarding processing the payment of your registration fee.

If your annual registration fee is not paid through the DAS process, you will receive notification in early May with guidance on how to pay your fee.

We would ask all registrants to note that failure to pay their annual registration fee is likely to lead to them being removed from the Register of Teachers and therefore unable to work as a teacher in Scotland.

Keeping your details up to date

Please ensure that you keep your contact details up to date.

 You can update your details by using our secure online facility – MyGTCS. You can do this by logging in to your MyGTCS account or, if you haven't already done so, sign-up for an account by following the screen prompts.

 Login to MyGTCS

 If you would like any further information on the process, or to alert us of any issues experienced please email: