Renewal process

Do I need to renew?

Find out if your renewal of registration is due

Teachers with full registration need to renew their registration every five years. To find out when you will need to renew your teacher registration you perform a Register Search, or check the details on your certificate of registration.  Look for your renewal date or registration end date. This is when your registration finishes.

Register of Teachers

Register search will be able to provide you with your registration renewal date.

Enter and search the register using either your name or your registration number.

Your registration renewal date appears in the column after your annual fee due date.

Certificate of registration

Your registration renewal date is recorded against ’period of registration’ on your certificate of registration. You must pay an annual fee by the due date listed on certificate to maintain this period of registration.

Application for restoration

To apply for restoration of your teacher registration, within three months immediately after your registration end date, you must use the same form/s as you would for renewal and pay the appropriate fees (including the restoration fee).

Continued registration

When the QCT has received your application for renewal or restoration (that is, form/s plus fee/s) your teacher registration will continue past your registration end date until your application is decided.

The Register of Teachers will be updated to show your registration status as 'full continued'. You and your employer can access this register by a Register Search and use the teacher registration information as evidence of your continued registration until a decision is made on your registration and you receive an approval notice and certificate of registration.


Renewal fee

The fee for applying for five-yearly renewal of teacher registration is the annual fee. When you are due to renew your registration you will receive an annual fee notice that identifies your annual fee.

Restoration fee

There is no late fee applicable at the end of your five year period of full registration. If you miss paying your annual fee by your registration end date then the fee that applies is a “restoration fee”. The restoration period is for the three months immediately following your registration end date. You must pay the annual fee PLUS the restoration fee (as well as ensuring you have submitted your Renewal Application Form) should you wish to renew your registration during this time.

If you do not renew or restore your registration your registration will end and should you wish to teach in Queensland you will need to re-apply for registration.

Read more
Pay fees


Log in

Find a teacher


Quick links


Connect with us