Candidate Registration for Chartered Teacher Status
Suitable for: Practising classroom teachers and middle leaders (eligible practising school leaders should register for the Chartered Teacher (Leadership) pathway).
Chartered Teacher Status is a professional accreditation that provides formal recognition to highly accomplished practising classroom teachers, who have attained an advanced standard of practice. Chartered Teachers are recognised for evidence-informed, high-quality teaching practice, benefiting their school and the children and young people they teach.
To work towards Chartered Teacher Status, you must first register as a candidate with the Chartered College of Teaching. You will get access to our online Chartered Teacher candidate community and detailed guidance and content to guide you through your Chartered journey.
Please ensure that you check the eligibility requirements below before enrolling.
Up to 3 years.
Typically, we would suggest it should take around 1-2 years to complete all four required assessment units and submit your application for Chartered Status, however you have up to three years, if needed.
By registering as a Chartered Status candidate, you will confirm that you meet the following eligibility criteria;
- Be a practising teacher or school leader working with pupils up to 19 years of age, in a school in the UK or a British International School.
- Be eligible for and hold current full Membership (MCCT) or Fellowship (FCCT) of the Chartered College of Teaching, both whilst you are working towards Chartered Status and to retain your Chartered Status in future (see our Membership Handbook for further details).
At the point of final application and award, you will need to have a minimum of 3 years experience as a practising classroom teacher
What does registration include?
You will gain access to our ‘Chartered Status Registration’ unit, which aims to provide you with the key information and guidance you need, to help you prepare for and begin your journey towards achieving Chartered Teacher Status. You will also get support to start developing your Professional Learning Profile, a key assessment that you will work on throughout your journey and submit at the point you make your final application for Chartered Status. You’ll self-evaluate against the Chartered Teacher Professional Principles, then plan and reflect on the professional learning you undertake as you work towards Chartered Status.
- To purchase this assessment unit you must be eligible to register as a candidate for Chartered Status (see above).
- You may find it helpful to complete the Certificate in Evidence-Informed Practice in advance of, or alongside this registration course.