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10 Easy Steps To Obtain TRCN Registration Licence (Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria)

Last updated on November 1st, 2021 at 09:05 am

Are you a teacher and you want to be certified by the appropriate government agency? You need to register for the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN) .

How to Obtain TRCN Licence (For Teachers in Nigeria)

You need TRCN licence to teach in either public or private schools in Nigeria. Some states now require you to present your TRCN licence before you could be employed by State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB).

Registrar of TRCN: Prof Josiah Ajiboye.

Let’s get started…

Irrespective of your academic qualifications, you still need to be certified the same way medical practitioners have their regulatory body, so also lawyer etc.

You need TRCN licence to legally teach in schools.

What is TRCN?

TRCN is an acronym for the Teachers’ Registration Council of Nigeria. It is one of the agencies under the Federal Ministry of Education.

Functions of TRCN

Some of the functions of the Teacher Registration Council of Nigeria include:

  1. To ensure that teacher training institutions in Nigeria meet national and international standards.
  2. To equip teachers and prospective teachers with the necessary professional skills before licensing them for full professional practice.
  3. Conduct of professional examinations and interviews to determine teachers that are suitable for registration.
  4. To make sure that teachers are updated about developments in the theory and practice of the profession through the establishment of national minimum standards for and execution of Mandatory Continuing Professional Development (MCPD).
  5. It organises conferences, workshops and seminars for teachers in Nigeria.
  6. Publication of a register of qualified and licensed teachers in Nigeria.
  7. To enforce a professional standard in teaching.
  8. TRCN is also empower to prosecute in the law court of unqualified persons performing the job of teachers in contravention of the TRCN Act section 17(2).

I have M.Ed, do I still need TRCN Licence to teach?

As earlier stated, even with PhD you are required to obtain TRCN registration licence to practice as a teacher in Nigeria.

The agency is not going to issue you another qualification but will certify you to practice.

Apart from vacancies that may exist in reputable schools in Nigeria, some of the foreign schools also require that you present your certification even though you may still be required to get certified by their agency.

Today, most of the state ministry of education requires you to have TRCN licence to apply for any available vacancies in the ministry.

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How do you begin your TRCN registration 2019 in order to avoid any sort of embarrassment when the task of the agency begins enforcement by January 2020?

TRCN registration guide

Follow the guide below to make payment for trcn fee

  • Step 1: Head straight to the TRCN porta at
  • Step 2: By the top right-hand side of the portal, click “Generate RRR (Remita Retrieval Reference) number
  • Step 3: It takes you to the remita page for you to make payment directly to the Federation Account
  • Step 5: In space “Name of Service/Purpose” enter registration fee” if you are only registering as a member or choose PQE if you are in for the Professional Qualifying Examination
  • Step 6: Enter the amount to pay. It’s N6,000 for membership registration plus N157.50 service charge
  • Step 7: Enter GIFMIS Code –  This is where you need to call TRCN Coordinator in your state or visit TRCN Office in your state
  • Step 8: Enter your name, email address, and phone number plus the code provided and click “Make Payment”
  • Step 9: Enter your debit Account details, the amount will be charged directly from your account number.
  • Step 10: Print your payment receipt and visit TRCN branch office to complete your documentation.

Alternatively, print the details to make payment at the nearby bank.

The date of the exam and certification will be communicated to you.

That’s how to make payment for TRCN registration licence in Nigeria

How to check TRCN examination result

A few months ago, the Registrar of TRCN, Prof Josiah Ajiboye, stated that the deadline for registration is December 31, 2019.

Penalty for failure to register for TRCN

According to Prof Ajiboye said, “By January 2020, we are going to begin enforcement.

“We don’t want to threaten anybody. But I think to be forewarned is to be forearmed. It is better to be in the side of the law.

“People should obey the directives of the government and do that which is needful so that when the implementation starts, they won’t say they were not informed,” he said.

Already, an exam was conducted in October 2019 while about 30,000 teachers registered and wrote the first batch of the 2019 Teachers Professional Qualifying Examination (PQE) in June, 7 and 8, 2019 in 50 Computer Based Test (CBT) Centres across Nigeria.


Find all the offices of Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN) across all the 36 states of the federation. From Lagos to Abuja, from Delta to Osogbo, find all branch offices of TRCN.

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Note: Teachers, both in public and private schools irrespective of their qualifications are expected to be certified by TRCN.

The Teachers Registration Council if Nigeria has one headquarters and 37 state branch offices including the FCT across Nigeria.

Some of the benefits of the TRCN offices nationwide are: 1) to make easy for teachers to complete their online registration; and 2) To solve issues related to TRCN online registration.

Abia State

GPE Box 369, C/O Semb HQ,

Ibekun High School,

Umuahia, Abia State.

State Coordinator: Mrs Ogbueshi Celestina Ngozi

Phone Number: 07030869747

TRCN office in Adamawa:

NO. 14G, Karewa Masakare,

Jimeta-Yola, PMB 5272,

Yola, Adamawa State.

State Coordinator: Mrs Mary Umaru Mashelia

Phone number: 08026721112

Akwa Ibom State:

No. 1 Essien Street,

Off Fire Service and By Udo Innag Street

Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.

TRCN office in Anambra State

C/O Post Primary Schools Service Commission

Awka, Anambra State

State coordinator: Otikpa Rosemary

Phone number: 08037410357

Bauchi State office of TRCN

Room 48, 2nd Floor,

Federal Secretariat, Bauchi.

State coordinator: Mr Nasiru Abdul

Phone: 08036247874

Bayelsa State

NUT State Wing,

Erepa School road,

Yenagoa, P.O. Box 86,

Bayelsa State

TRCN office in Benue State

Federal Secretariat, Makurdi

Borno State

Education resource centre Premises,

PMB 1623, Maiduguri, Borno State

State coordinator: Fati Ali

Phone number: 07031173490

Cross River State

C/O Ministry of Education Annex

Michael Ani Secretariat,

Calabar, Cross River State

State coordinator: Ashibi Noah Idang

Phone number: 08052331937

Delta State

Delta State TRCN office is located at: The Federal Secretariat Complex,

TRCN Room 407, 3rd Floor, Asaba.

Ebonyi State:

C/O Ministry of Education,

Abakaliki, Edo State

State coordinator: Cyriacus Ihekaire

Phoen number: 08035521408

TRCN office in Ekiti State

C/O AUD Comprehensive High School,

Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State.

State coordinator: Israel Olorunshola

Phone no: 07035599764

Edo State:

Inside Emotan College,

PMB 5780, Iyaro, Benin City.

Enugu State office of TRCN:

Plot A 13/D Ozubulu Street,

Independence layout, Near NTA

PMB 01779, Enugu.

Gombe State:

Tumfure, After depot,

PO Box 1137, Gombe, Gombe State.

State coordinator: Agbu Adda-Bapyi Aboki

Phone no: 08034414991

TRCN office in Imo State:

Orlu road, Secretariat Complex,

PO Box 1783, Owerri, Imo State.

Jigawa State:

C/O NUT State Office

Gida Dubu, Dutse, Jigawa State

Coordinator: David Ali Mshella

Phone no: 08023726808

TRCN office in Kaduna State

No. 12B, Kinshsha Road,

Angwan Rimi, PO Box 3511

Kaduna, kaduna State

Kano State:

Plot 3, NUT Secretariat,

Gyadi-Gyadi court road,

Kano State.

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Katsina State:

Federal Secretariat,

Room 212 Complex, Katsina

Coordinator: kabir Bature

Phone no: 08035981914

Kebbi State:

Haliru Abdul Secretariat Birni Kebbi

Coordinator: Solomon Salawu

Contact: 08037281702

TRCN office in Kogi State:

FAREC office Complex,

GRA PO Box 566, Lokoja

Kwara State:

Lajorin Street, beside SUBEB office

PO Box 5330, Ilorin

TRCN office in Lagos

Considering the population in Lagos with its increasing number of public and private schools, there are two branch offices of TRCN in the commercial capital city.

Lagos Office 1: NO. 17 Dr. Victor Olaiya Street,

Oke-Odo Bust Stop,

Behind Government College, Agege, Lagos State

Coordinator: Muyiwa Ojewuyi

Phone no: 08065304539

Lagos office of TRCN 2: NUT Office,

NO. 24 Coker Road,

Ilupeju, Lagos

Coordinator: Ekwuno Adaobi Amaka

Phone no: 08037004922

Nasarawa State:

NO 53, Science School Road, Lafia

Coordinator: Adeka James

Phone phone: 08033709059

Niger State:

Bosso Road, Minna

Cordinator: Usman Sani

Phone: 08037021896

TRCN office in Ogun State

Coordinator: Tusuf Olufunlayo

Room 183, Federal Secretariat Complex

Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.

Phone no: 08028505497

Ondo State:

Coordinator: Adesina Akande

Address: Alagbaka Estate

PO Box 2798, Akure Ondo State


TRCN branch office in Osun State

C/O Nigeria Union of teacher (NUT)

Osun State Wing Office, Osogbo

Iwo-Ibadan road, P.M.B 4392

Osogbo, Osun State

Coordinator: Aranmoloso Taiwo


Oyo state office of TRCN

Coordinator: Ruth Adeoye

Emmanuel Alayande Libarary and resource centre

Samonda, Ibadan, Oyo State

Phone no: 08066491601

Plateau State:

No 53, Yakubu Gown Way

Coordinator: Kabir Mohammad


TRCN office in River State:

Senior Secondary School Board

2-6 Emekuku Street

D/Line Port Harcourt

Ndubuisi George Eze (08038761888)

Sokoto office:

Giginya Secretariat,

Block 4 PMB 2281, Sokoto.

Sarauniya Elizabeth Shafa (08036582021)

Taraba State:

NO 34 Donga Road,

Jalingo Taraba.

Yobe State office of TRCM

Yobe State:

Within Government Girls College,


Coordinator: Bulus Auta

Zamfara State:

Zamfara College of Arts and Science

Yahaya Secretariat, Gusau

TRCN office in Abuja (FCT)

Department of Policy and Implementation (DPI) office

Asheik Jarma street

Opp Government Day Junior Sec. Sch, Jabi

Mike Akhigbe Way, After Chida Hotel, Abuja

Coordinator: Victor Menegbe

Phone nos: 08037860322


Note: The above address and contact person is subject to change, when you are in doubt, kindly contact the head office in Abuja at 12 Oda Cres, Wuse, Abuja 0905 446 8360



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10 thoughts on “10 Easy Steps To Obtain TRCN Registration Licence (Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria)”

  1. Good evening sir/ma I live in Lagos and I will like to obtain a TRCN certificate. Am I going to buy a form and how long does it take to complete the course

  2. Good day, I did a PGDE with NTI in 2019 and till now out certificates are not out. I then wrote TRCN exam in 2022 and passed my examination.
    Will I be able to get my TRCN certificate.

  3. Hello Good day
    Someone who works at the TRCN office in Asaba said registration of the form online is for those abroad and also this online registration is the last thing you do after writing the exam inorder to be issued a certificate.cos I have already registered online gotten my RRR only to find out that I need to pay 10000 to obtain a form from the office.

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