heads up This Bangkok Post article (dated Sep. 24th, 2016) rambles and misses a key piece of news that will affect all foreign teachers. New test for English teachers, students | Bangkok Post: news The article refers to language testing, but the key development will be a skills-testing system. The Thailand Professional Qualification Institute (TPQI) is developing an EFL-teaching skills testing system for foreign teachers, and eventually Thai EFL teachers, that will replace the TCT licensing process. The Minister of Education will announce this change near the end of November. Skills testing will involve submission of a lesson plan (may be changed to writing one under test conditions), submission of a 50 minute video of the teacher teaching and a 30-minute interview. Testing will take place at designated testing centres. Currently these unis, Mahidol, Kasesart, Chula and Payap in CM, have been mentioned. I have a source but cannot disclose without embarrassing that source. (I understand that makes this post unsubstantiated and open to criticism and skepticism). I suggest be patient and see what news leaks out before the end of November. I believe my information to be accurate at this time. I don't know how this will affect current licensing, post-grad qualifications etc.