Ok, nearly 2017 and a new latest thread for Khurusapha (TCT) waiver updates. Please post here any new experiences as to your own personal recent waiver process whether successful or not. TYVM. I recently ran the gauntlet once again and gained a 4th waiver for 2 years (23 months to be precise as your waiver is dated for 2 years from the date you submit your paperwork). In my case, the paperwork submitted was a bonafide degree and transcript copies, Thai culture course certificate done about 6 years ago and is from one of the current 6 accredited places by the TCT to do such a course, 1 certificate for 1 TCT test passed, and a reciept for payment for 3 failed TCT tests (TCT tests are now no longer offered as a route to qualified teacher status, the last test round was 2013 afaik). In sum, with this paperwork and no other professional development for the last 4 or so years the waiver was granted. So I was a lucky boy one could say and indeed 6 applicants in a queue at the TCT before my boss acting on my behalf were refused another waiver. It certainly is not automatic as to who gets the next waiver and who does not. One thing in my favour though (arguably making the process easier) is that I have been in continual employment at the same school throughout these 4 waivers. Yes, for many this waiver process can be worrisome. For me personally I accepted that if all failed including a secondary route with the LEA then fine and I would move on, but then I am in a position to do so financially. *There are also ways to circumvent TCT requirements via your Local Education Authority (LEA) but even that is becoming tougher with paperwork requirements, and you need the full support of your school in going down this route. For those who are worried about the waiver process and those that want to make sure they can stay in continual employment then the option of doing a post graduate course makes perfect sense. Several members here on Thailand Teaching have done just that. The best options are the PGCEi offered by Nottingham University and the Dip Ed offered by IFUGAO and lots of information can be found on these two courses in the following link (See the sticky threads at the top and much more in the regular threads too). The IFUAGO course is a lot cheaper than doing a PGCEi, but then it does also seem you get what you pay for according to member's posts concerning these 2 courses. The good thing about both is that you will get your full teacher's license as long as you have also completed a Thai culture course (See 2nd link below for where the Thai Culture Course (TCC) can be done also) Qualifications & Courses | Thailand Teaching Asia - Living and Teaching in Thailand Teachers' Council of Thailand (TCT) accredits 6 institutions for the Thai Culture Course | Thailand Teaching Asia - Living and Teaching in Thailand As to the TCT itself, there are rumours that it may be disbanded next year (2017) as Education in Thailand is being shaken up by the present government and that the responsibility of 'Teacher licensing' will come under the MOE (or other dept.?). However, there will always be rules and there will certainly be conditions to be met as a foreign teacher in Thailand concerning licensing ....the goalposts may move but will always remain. So good luck with those waivers, usually you can get 2 of them but then it all becomes a bit dicey on the 3rd, 4th, and even 5th as one TT member received earlier this year. If worried then get on the postgrad route. GBG.