I'm a newbie here from Ireland and have a question about obtaining a teachers licence in Thailand. I started work in a government school over 2 months ago, which is great because I love teaching there and really love working with the students. Here's my problem, when I signed my contract I told my employers that I don't hold a degree of any sort,but do hold a TEFL cert and would this be a problem for me when it comes to obtaining my non-B visa and work permit, they said not to worry that they would sort everything out for me, which they did with no issues. My non-B expires in 2 weeks time and this morning I was told that I cant get a 2 year teaching licence waiver letter from Bangkok as I have no degree which means I have to do a border run every 3 months for a new non-B. I do know of other teachers who like myself don't hold a degree but are teaching over 2 years in Thailand and don't have this problem. Is this a new law and if so what do I need to do to get my licence as the head of my department doesn't seem to have any answers for me. Would greatly appreciate any advice.
You can't get one and you will be working illegally, as you won't have a work permit.
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Hi cream, I have a 1 year work permit already, but to extend my non-b visa for one year I have to receive a waiver letter from Bangkok.
Your school must have some connections with the local office so managed to get you through. Thailand as a whole has tightened up on stuff from what I know, would be a pain in the arse to do a border run every 90 days though.
Have a look here
http://www.ajarnforum.net/vb/the-sta...no-degree.html (how to get a teachers licence with no degree)
Cheers for that cream, yes from what I have gathered I was lucky to get my work permit, but as you say I really don't fancy doing a border run every 3 months.
I think in your case you're talking about a provisional teaching permit. The road to a teacher license is a long one.
PROVISIONAL teaching permit Announcement Being in Force on 1st February 2012
Requirement for Issuance of a Teaching Permit to Foreign Teacher
Without the License
- Must not be less than 20 years of age.
- Hold a Bachelor’s degree and benefits education which certified by either the Teachers’ Council of Thailand (TCT) or the Teacher Civil Service and Educational Personnel Commission (TEPC) or the Civil Service Commission (CSC) or shown in the list at The World of ALMANAC (the applicant may check your degree certification at ¶ÇÒÂ¾ÃÐ¾ÃÍÍ¹äÅ¹ì :: ¤ØÃØÊÀÒ by selecting “professional license section, foreign teacher’s qualification check” or at the website of TEPC or CSC).
- Having specific skills, abilities and knowledge needed for foreign teachers in the teaching and learning of foreign language curriculum.
- Verification of a passing score on the Test of TOEIC (except those who come from 5 countries: The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, The United States of America, Commonwealth of Australia, New Zealand and Canada) or passing score on the other foreign language proficiency test.
7.1 Copy of the expired teaching permit
- A cover letter from the educational institution.
- The Teaching Permit without the License Form (KS 10) (download at www.ksp.or.th - selecting menu “Form Download”).
- Copy of all pages of the applicant’s passport, the present Non- B Visa in particular. (The applicant shall submit all documents before the Non- B Visa expiration at least 30 days).
- Copy of educational background or degrees along with transcripts, including the degree certification check from the website of TCT/ TEPC/ CSC – as stated in item 2. of the requirements.
- Copy of passing TOEIC scores.
- The employment certification of the employment contract.
- In case of the second round of permit
7.2 Copy of documents relating to self-development provided by the Teachers’ Council of Thailand such as the certification of Thai language, Thai Culture and Professional Ethics or evidence of passing the Professional Knowledge Test.
Khurusapah - The Teachers' Council of Thailand
Cheers stamp, I think the best route for me is to do a recognised online degree. Thanks for your quick replies guys.
Once again thanks stamp for this useful information.
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Last edited by Maka; 1st August 2012 at 22:05. Reason: spelling.