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How to meet the SFR

To become a fully registered teacher in Scotland, you are required to meet the Standard for Full Registration (SFR).

The SFR sets out the professional values, knowledge and skills expected of you during your induction year and provides a professional standard against which decisions can be made on whether to grant you full registration.

Your induction experience should result in professional development in all three key elements of the SFR:

Time limit

All probationers following the Teacher Induction Scheme have three years to obtain full registration. The time limit starts from the date that provisional registration was granted to you. For further information please download the Time Limit Policy:


If you would like to discuss your probation with us, please contact the Early Careers Team by completing the GTC Scotland contact us form selecting 'Probationers' as your reason for contact.

You should contact your local authority probation manager if you are seeking:
- specific support requirements for probationer teachers in your area
-local CPD provision
information on work as a probationer teacher in your authority

View the local authority probation managers contact information.