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Limited authority to teach list

Tūranga Whakaako Whai-herenga | Limited Authority to Teach list

This online list shows all individuals who hold a Limited Authority to Teach (LAT).

Only those with a current practising certificate or LAT from the Council can be employed in teaching positions in schools, kura, kindergartens and most positions in early childhood education settings. A Limited Authority to Teach enables individuals without a teaching qualification to teach in positions where specialist skills are in short supply, but which are not permanent roles. A LAT is not a type of practising certificate and it is not intended for registered teachers.

An approval letter will be sent to the teacher which will provide a LAT authorisation number for the employer. This authorisation number can be used to search the LAT register.

Please note: 

  • The list provides real-time data.
  • A police vet is required.


Search by surname or authorisation number, or both. For a full name, enter it into the surname box like this: Smith, J or Smith, James. Results will appear below the search box, please scroll down to see them.