Applying for a Teacher’s Job in the UAE? Here Is What You Need to Do First

Applying for a Teacher’s Job in the UAE? Here Is What You Need to Do First

Applying for a Teacher’s Job in the UAE

Are you planning to apply as a teacher in the UAE? If yes, you need to apply for a teacher’s license as per the guidelines of the UAE’s Teacher Licensing System (TLS).

The Teacher Licensing System

The Teacher Licensing System (TLS) is launched by the Ministry of Education (MoE) that aligns with the UAE’s vision of developing a Knowledge Economy. This vision of the UAE government aims for establishing a higher standard for performance that is equivalent to international standards for teachers in the education sector.


Now, it is mandated for all teachers in the private and public sectors to have a teacher’s license. For teachers who already hold a license, the committee will assess and review the Teacher License Permit to see if it meets the requirements for equalization or not.

Eligibility Requirements for a Teacher’s Job in the UAE

For working as a private or government teacher in the UAE, you will need minimum qualifications of a bachelor’s degree or a 4-year university degree. Along with your degree and certificates, you will also need to fulfill other requirements to become eligible and apply for a UAE teacher’s job.

  • A pristine record with no criminal history
  • Medical fitness report
  • Original transcriptions of record and educational certificates
  • Attested certificates (attestation is required for only foreign applicants and the ones who hold degrees from institutes and universities outside the UAE)

The attestation of your educational degrees and certificates must be from the embassy of the home country and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Besides, the process of degree attestation and certificate attestation also involves other steps, such as university attestation, HRD attestation, and MEA attestation.

The whole process is quite time-consuming and involves a lot of legwork. So, to get the attestation work done quickly without any hassles, you can also seek the help of a reputable attestation agency like us – GloboPrime Attestation Services LLC.   

How to Get a Teacher’s License

You can apply for a Teacher’s License by following these simple steps:

  • Visit the official website of the TLS.
  • Fill in the details as asked. You will be asked to enter basic information, qualification details, contact number, the test score of the English language test, and other data.
  • Upload the required documents which include Emirates ID, passport, resume, attested certificates, transcripts of records, residency visa, etc.
  • Finally, click on the “Submit Information”.


After that, you will receive an email from the Ministry of Education that shares the date, time, and other details of the tests you need to take.

The Ministry requires you to pass two tests, namely, the pedagogy test/proficiency assessment and the specialization test. While the pedagogy test is conducted in September, the specialization test is conducted in April.

What happens if an applicant fails the test?

If an applicant fails the test the first time, he/she has two more chances to apply for these tests within 24 months. Generally, it is recommended to retake the test after 3 months. One can utilize this time to better prepare for the test by enrolling in TLS training courses. If an applicant loses all three chances, the case will be escalated to a special committee for further review.  

So, have you applied for your teacher’s license? If not, get your documents attested before you apply and start preparing for TLS tests.

Contact us if you need any help with the degree and certificate attestation.