The Recruitment process for 2024 Written Examiners has now closed

Teams are still being established from among those who already applied and as vacancies arise the SEC will continue to appoint on an as needed basis. If you are interested in applying for next year please note the application process will reopen in 2025.


Learn about assessment in the state examinations. See how marks are earned or lost. Work with a team of experienced examiners and develop your subject expertise.


Earn extra income. Examiners for written exams are asked to commit themselves to 26 days of full-time work. Junior Cycle examiners can typically earn between €4,967.00 and €5,125.00 while Leaving Certificate examiners can typically earn between €7,900.00 and €11,142.00, depending on the subject and number of scripts marked.

Examiners are also required for oral and practical exams.


Return to your classroom with increased subject expertise and personal insight into the examination process. Exam experience enriches your teaching skills and enhances your CV. Return to marking in future years for opportunities to gain further experience in different subjects, levels or roles within the examination process.

Become an examiner with the SEC for Leaving Certificate, Junior Cycle or LCA examinations

By engaging in the national examinations system, individual teachers can benefit both professionally and financially. All suitably qualified teachers are welcome to apply. Examiners will be selected on the basis of their teaching and assessment experience and qualifications. Full training is provided and a supported network is available throughout the marking process.

Think you might be interested? SEC will keep your details and inform you of recruitment activities. Once you have submitted your interest we will send you a confirmation email which will have a link to application forms.

Register your interest now

Being an examiner includes


“I have learned so much from marking that I now use with my own students”

“The income I gained from marking state examinations gave a really welcome boost to my budget.”

“I know it is fair- because I’ve worked as an examiner, I know how it works.”

If you would like more information, do get in touch with the State Examinations Commission by phone on 090 64 42700, or email: and we will be happy to help.

Data Protection Privacy notice

The privacy notice outlining further information on the use of personal data in this process together can be found at

Full details of the State Examinations Commission data protection policies are available