Exemptions from teachers’ and head teachers’ qualification requirements
Information about the application
Vocational education and training
If you wish to apply for the exemption from qualification requirements referred to in the Vocational Education and Training Act, submit an application to your local Regional State Administrative Agency. A link to the contact information of Regional State Administrative Agency registries is provided at the bottom of this page.
Comprehensive school education, general upper secondary education and basic education in the arts
The Regional State Administrative Agency for Southern Finland processes exemptions from teachers’ and head teachers’ qualification requirements under the Basic Education Act and the Act on General Upper Secondary Education and exemptions from head teachers’ qualification requirements under the Basic Art Education Act. You can find the link to the contact information of the registry of the Regional State Administrative Agency for Southern Finland at the bottom of this page.
Submit your application for an exemption to the competent Regional State Administrative Agency. Attach copies of the study and work certificates on the basis of which you are applying for the exemption.
To find more information on how to apply for an exemption, contact the competent Regional State Administrative Agency. We are unable to comment on the outcome of your exemption matter in advance.
A fee of EUR 350 is charged regardless of whether your application is accepted or rejected.