Applicants will have to pay Dh250 to sit a teaching test and Dh50 to obtain the licence when they pass

All school teachers in the UAE will have to pay a nominal fee to receive a mandatory teaching licence by the end of the year.

Teachers will be charged Dh300 when they sit a test and obtain the licence, the Ministry of Education said.

By the end of 2020, all principals, vice principals, cluster managers and teachers working across all public and private schools will have to hold a licence, known as the Teacher Licensing System, to legally work in the country.

In 2017, the Emirates introduced the pilot phase of the TLS. It will now become a requirement for education professionals in the country.

In March 2018, just under 5,800 teachers took a free test.

These teachers will be exempt from paying the fee.

However, teachers who sat the test in the 2019-2020 academic year will be charged for the exam.


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