Licence Application

Licence Applications for Teachers and Librarians

LestrarkennslaThe following disciplines are regulated professions that require an authorization issued by the Directorate of Education


Directorate of Education

Víkurhvarf 3

203 Kópavogi, tel. 5147500

Location



Preschool Teachers

Application for authorization to use the professional title Preschool Teacher cf. Act No 87/2008  (in English) on the education and recruitment of Preschool Teachers, Compulsory School Teachers, Upper Secondary School Teachers and Principals. 

A Master´s Degree is from the year 2008 the general requirement for getting a teacher´s licence at all school levels instead of a three years Bachelor Degree before. (Those who completed their teacher´s education before 1. July 2012 may have the right to get a licence based on older legislation i.e. a Bachelor Degree). 

Preschool teachers are required to have a Master´s Degree (300 ECTS or equivalent) and therin 120 ECTS minimum in teaching and pedagogic studies and 90 ECTS minimum in a preschool subject area. 

Certified copies of all final examinations documents and a summary of academic record must be submitted with the application. Documents may be certified by the educational institution in question, the Directorate of Education, at a police station or by the district commissioner.

Nationals of the member states of the European Economic Area must submit certificates of recognized teaching qualifications in states within the area.

Translation of all documents must be approved by a certified translator.

Compulsory School Teachers

Application for authorization to use the professional title Compulsory School Teacher cf. Act No 87/2008 (in English) on the education and recruitment of Preschool Teachers, Compulsory School Teachers, Upper Secondary School Teachers and Principals.

A Master´s Degree is from the year 2008 the general requirement for getting a teacher´s licence at all levels instead of a three years Bachelor Degree before. (Those who completed their teacher´s education before 1. July 2012 may have the right to get a licence based on older legislation i.e. a Bachelor Degree). 

Compulsory school teachers are required to have a Master´s Degree (300 ECTS or equivalent) and therin 120 ECTS minimum in teaching and pedagogic studies and 120 ECTS minimum in a compulsory school subject area. Other variations of education fullfilling the requirements of getting a teacher´s licence can be found especially within the fields of the arts, technical education and qualified trades. 

Certified copies of all final examinations documents and a summary of academic record must be submitted with the application. Documents may be certified by the educational institution in question, the Directorate of Education, at a police station or by the district commissioner.

Nationals of the member states of the European Economic Area must submit certificates of recognized teaching qualifications in states within the area.

Translation of all documents must be approved by a certified translator.

Upper Secondary School Teachers

Application for authorization to use the professional title Upper Secondary School Teacher cf. Act No 87/2008  (in English) on the education and recruitment of Preschool Teachers, Compulsory School Teachers, Upper Secondary School Teachers and Principals.

A Master´s Degree is from 2008 the general requirement for getting a teacher´s licence at all levels instead of a three years Bachelor Degree before. (Those who completed their teacher´s education before 1. July 2012 may have the right to get a licence based on older legislation i.e. a Bachelor Degree). 

Upper secondary school teachers are required to have a Master´s Degree (300 ECTS or equivalent) and therin 60 ECTS minimum in teaching and pedagogic studies and 180 ECTS minimum in a secondary school subject area. Other variations of education fullfilling the requirements of getting a teacher´s licence can be found especially within the fields of the arts, technical education and qualified trades

Certified copies of certificates of all final examinations, including examinations of diploma study in education and a summary of academic record must be submitted with the application. Documents may be certified by the educational institution in question, the Directorate of Education, at a police station or by the district commissioner.

Nationals of the member states of the European Economic Area must submit certificates of teaching qualifications in states within the area.

Translation of all documents must be approved by a certified translator.

Librarians

Application for authorization to use the professional title Librarian cf. Act No. 97/1984 (in Icelandic) on Librarians and cf. Act No. 21/2001 (in Icelandic) .

Certified copies of certificates of final examinations and a summary of academic record must be submitted with the application. Documents may be certified by the educational institution in question, the Directorate of Education, at a police station or by the district commissioner.

*Please note that a duly filled-out application form must be signed and sent to the Directorate of Education by mail along with certified copies of necessary documents. Applications sent by fax or e-mail will not be accepted.