Monday, November 3, 2014


ENGLISH CAMP. Aside from teaching English, Filipino teachers are also frequently invited
to facilitateEnglish camps in both private and government schools.
PHITSANULOK, THAILAND. Acquiring a temporary 2- year teaching permit here in Thailand could sometimes be a tedious job because of the number of documents needed for submission. Hence, to have a 5-year Teaching License is a tremendous relief.

So for those who need to secure a 5-year Teaching License, here is the list of requirements.


1. Be at least 20 years of age.

2. Hold a degree in Education or an equivalent or in other related fields accredited by the Teachers' Council of Thailand or

* Hold other degrees and a teaching license from abroad or

* Hold other degrees and a graduate diploma in Education with 1 year course of study

3. Hold a Completion Certificate of training course on Thai Language, Culture and Professional Ethics from a training institution approved by the Teachers' Council of Thailand.

4. No criminal records and not possessing any of the prohibited characteristics pursuant to section 44 of the Teachers and Educational Personnel Council Act of B.E. 2003.
*Having improper behavior or immorality
*Being an incompetent or quasi-incompetent person
*Having been been sentenced to imprisonment in any case, in the opinion of the Teachers' Council of Thailand, which may bring dishonor upon the profession.

5. Have teaching experience of at least 1 year.

Required Documents:

1. Completed Application Form (KS 01)

2. A copy of all the used pages of the applicant's passport, particularly the latest update of current school NON-B Visa.

3. A copy of all the pages of work permit.

4. A copy of educational background or certificates - holding at least a bachelor's degree in a field of education/teaching or its equivalent. Note: (If the documents are in a foreign language besides English, it must be translated into Thai. Translation must be certified by a competent translator and notarized by notary organizations.)

5. A copy of official Transcripts of Records (TOR), if any.

6. A copy of teaching license/certificate from abroad (if any).

7. Work experience verification (a letter from employer in Thailand or overseas with not less than 1 year, clearly identify the period of teaching).

8. A copy of certificate, having completed the training course on Thai Language, Culture and Professional Ethics from a training institution approved by the Teachers' Council of Thailand

9. A copy of certification of Professional Knowledge Test - 9 subject matters for teaching profession (In case applicants hold other degrees without a teaching license from abroad or a graduate diploma in Education.)

10.  A copy of employment contract.

11. Two 1 x 1 photos, wearing formal clothing. No wearing of hat and sunglasses.

12. Registration fee is 500 baht.

Important Reminders:

1. All copies of the documents must be certified true by the applicants. 

2. Applicants must provide evidence of checking their educational institutional whether recognized by either the Teachers' Council of Thailand or the Teacher Civil Service and Educational Personnel Commission or the Civil Service Commission or shown in the list at the World ALMANAC or recognized by accrediting organizations that pay a role in higher education accreditation which are recognized by the appropriate governmental authorities in their countries.

Source: The Teachers' Council of Thailand

UPDATE: The list of requirements above is based on the copy that our school (Phitsanulok Pittayakom School) staff has been using when he processes papers/documents for the school's foreign teachers. This blogger has just received some feedback that the office of the  Teachers' Council of Thailand has also added another requirement for getting a 5-year Teaching License. We will be giving updates on this matter as soon as we will get useful information.

Also read: Another doc needed in getting Teaching Permit in Thailand

We would love to hear from you. Please leave comments below for additional information. Thank you.


  1. The list you have here will come in handy to those wishing to come and teach here in Thailand. Good job!