An ELT Permit may only be issued to a person on application and who, in the opinion of the Council, has the required skills in accordance with Legal Notice 221 of 2015.

What you'll get

English Language Teaching (ELT) Permit valid for 4 years.


To qualify for an ELT Permit, a person shall be at least eighteen (18) years of age and shall be required to possess the following qualifications:

  1. (a)(i) a Test for English Language Teachers (TELT) certificate issued by the Council or a comparable qualification in English not inferior to Grade C at Advanced level at National Qualifications Framework level four (4), and a certificate in the methodology of teaching English language to speakers of other languages, approved by the Council or comparable or higher qualifications in English language awareness, proficiency and methodology from a recognised institution approved by the Council;


  1. (a)(ii) an international certificate at National Qualifications Framework level five (5) in English language teaching to speakers of other languages or a higher qualification from a recognised institution as approved by the Council;
  2. (b) a SEPTT certificate at Band three (3) or higher, issued by the Council or any other speaking proficiency test certificate at a level deemed sufficient by the Council;
  3. (c) a local or foreign police conduct certificate of good conduct issued within the last month prior to the application and maintain such certification to be provided on demand throughout the tenure of the post of English Language Teacher;
  4. (d) be a Maltese citizen or an EU citizen. Third country nationals must be in possession of an employment license in order to work in Malta.

How to apply

The applicant must fill the online application form for a new ELT Permit together with a scanned copy of certificates as per above mentioned criteria and payment of administrative fee by bank transfer. Please find payment details below:

ELT Council
IBAN: MT50VALL22013000000040024768061

Please state ‘NEW ELT Permit’ on the transfer details and email us the transfer code and bank account holder details.