trcn letter of professional standing

Last Updated on April 30, 2024 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.

TRCN Examination

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:

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.

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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.

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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.

Final Thoughts

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.

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  1. Hey Uncle Patech, this is very helpful!

    Couple of questions please:

    – How can I followup with TRCN to know if/when the letter was sent?

    – On an average, how long does it take for them to issue the letter after making the payment and emailing the recipient to TRCN?

    1. Hi there, I’m glad to hear that you found the article helpful! In regards to your questions, here are some possible suggestions:

      – To follow up with TRCN about the letter, you can try contacting them through their state office. Be sure to have your payment and email confirmation handy in case they ask for it.
      – The processing time for TRCN to issue the letter may vary depending on factors such as workload, payment verification, and completeness of the application. It’s estimated to take about 3-4 weeks from the date of payment. Please note that this is just an estimation and may be subject to change.

      I hope this information helps! Let me know if you have any other questions or concerns.

      1. Oyibo Jennifer Nneka says:

        Good morning Mr Pat. Please I requested for this professional standing since September 2023 but till date as I write this, I have not gotten any sign at all that d letter have been sent to UK. Am really worried, kindly help me. Thank you.

        1. I will advise you to contact the state office where you submitted your LoPS application.

  2. Aima Ogodo says:

    Hi, I am presently in Canada but still need to get the letter of professional standing. I have my certificate and licence how can request for this. I can’t find a website to do this. Kindly assist

    1. Look for someone in the state where you collected your certificate to apply on your behalf through the TRCN state offfice.

    2. It is not a website, when you pay 60k through remita, you will have to proceed by sending your documents and evidence of payment to the website

  3. Adedosu Tobi says:

    I have applied for the letter of professional standing and am yet to receive any response. I was in their Lagos office and was told it was not in their purview to process. I was only given the the trcn mail, in which there has been no response till date. What further steps can I take.

    1. The Letter of Professional Standing (LOS) issued by the TRCN is processed at their headquarters in Abuja. So do exercise some patience as the process may take some time to be completed.

  4. Mary Fabiyi says:

    I was told by TRCN Nigeria that my letter has being sent, to UK, only for me to get a mail from TRCN UK that my application for QTS was rejected because they didn’t receive my letter, what can I do

    1. Well, I will suggest you continue to engage TRCN office where you made the application. Probably there is a mix-up somewhere. Good luck.

  5. Adeniran kemi says:

    I have applied for the latter of professional standing and I received message in my email from UK trcn that I should tell TRCN in Abuja to send my professional standing letter

      1. Taiwo Oyenuga says:

        I have passed my exam(IPQE,March 29th,2023) and would need my certificate and licence to enable me obtain my letter of professional standing.l am currently in the UK and require to obtain my QTS.How do l go about this?

  6. Gift Oluchi Okoroafor says:

    Please 🙏 how do I get my licence, I have my certificate

  7. Can a teacher without or yet to obtainTRCN certificate or license request for professional standing?

  8. Hello,
    I have my Bachelor’s of Arts in English education. I never applied for the teacher cert. I live currently in canada and can’t travel back toNigeria. Will it be possible for me to get the exam done here in canada? How do I go about it?

  9. Please, I just registered and make my payment but I don’t know how to upload my payment receipt.

    I would also appreciate if I can have the website on how to follow up from the TRCN.


  10. Adediran Adejoke says:

    I passed my TRCN examination and have done all the necessary payment for the collection of certificate and license since March whenever I visit there office they keep saying that they are working on it, please when will the certificate be ready

    1. This blog simply provided an informational article about the TRCN. It does not have affiliation with the organization. Please follow the directions given to you by them.

  11. Please I have My certificate I do I get the license

  12. Adediran Ademola says:

    How do I register for TRCN examination

  13. Fatima Damilola says:

    I wrote the PQE around 2018 and passed but I was unable to apply for certificate and licence. Can I apply for certificate and licence ? Am i still qualified or will I start afresh?

    1. PQE is now valid for one year. So go to the state office where you took the exam right away and apply for your certificate. Otherwise, you will have to retake the exam.

  14. I have my certificate and license, how can I get the letter of professional standing because I was told that the payment and the process is self done

  15. I have my certificate and license. I have applied for LoPS for over 8 weeks now but I didn’t get any feedback that the required letter has been sent. How can I contact the exact office that does this processing in Abuja? Please help with a phone number or email.

  16. Perpetual says:

    Is the fee for the letter of professional standing for Canada same as Uk?

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