Last Updated on April 22, 2023 by Uncle Pat Ugwu
I believe you must have heard that the United Kingdom has expanded their hands for teachers in Nigeria and some other countries to travel and teach in the UK schools. One of the required documents is the TRCN letter of professional standing. But lets familiarize you with TRCN incase you don’t know what they do.
The Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN) is a regulatory body that oversees the registration, licensing, and certification of teachers in Nigeria. Another important document that the TRCN issues is the Letter of Professional Standing (LPS), which is required for teachers seeking to teach in certain countries such as the UK.
In this blog post, we will guide you through the process of obtaining a TRCN Letter of Professional Standing. You may also like to know about List of Websites to Obtain Online Degree in Education.
The first step would be to register for the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria examination. To do this, you must have an education qualification such as:
- National Certificate in Education (NCE)
- Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) or Bachelor of Science in Education (B.Sc. Ed.).
- Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE)
- Professional Diploma in Education (PDE)
With any of these certificate, you are eligible to apply for TRCN examination known as Professional Qualifying Examination (PQE). You can learn more on how to prepare and pass TRCN examination.
The TRCN QPE (Qualified Professional Examination) is an online Computer-Based Test (CBT) that assesses the knowledge and competence of aspiring teachers in Nigeria. The exam is designed to test the knowledge and skills of teachers in various subject areas, including pedagogy, curriculum design, and instructional delivery.
The TRCN QPE exam consists of 60 multiple-choice questions, which must be completed within a one-hour time period.
Certification and Licensing
After a successful of TRCN PQE, you will need to pay for the certificate and for license. Once you receive your certificate and your license, the next would be to apply for the TRCN letter of professional standing.
The Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN) license is a professional license that is required for individuals who wish to practice as professional teachers in Nigeria or internationally. The TRCN license is similar to other professional licenses in Nigeria, such as engineering, nursing, law, and medical licenses, etc.
For example, in order to practice as a nurse in Nigeria, one must be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria and possess a valid nursing license. Similarly, in order to practice law in Nigeria, one must be called to the bar and registered with the Nigerian Bar Association. This same with Engineering which is regulated by the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN).
Please note that the TRCN license is renewable after 3 years.
Apply for the Letter of Professional Standing
To get the the TRCN Letter of Professional Standing (LoPS), you must have both TRCN certificate and license. Then present them to any TRCN state office for processing.
The fee for this is N60,000 payable in any commercial bank in Nigeria. The time it takes to process the LoPS can vary, but you can follow up with the TRCN state office for updates on the status of your application.
Also note that the TRCN Letter of Professional Standing is only available to registered and licensed teachers, so if you have not yet completed these steps, you will need to do so before applying for the LoPS.
Obtaining a TRCN Letter of Professional Standing is an important step in the career of any teacher in Nigeria. If you follow the outlined steps, you will be well on your way to obtaining this essential document, which will give you the legal backing to teach in the UK. We hope that this guide has been helpful to you in navigating the process of obtaining your TRCN Letter of Professional Standing.