Are we talking present / future or past tense here? I refer back to the comment that was quoted in the OP of this thread: If you have a PGCE or other education related credential (Dip.Ed, Dip.T, B.Ed, M.Ed, MA.T, etc) for as long as there is no "authorized" culture course you have nothing to worry about. You can waiver until you are blue in the face and the moon turns rainbow colors. The next line was: Once a new Culture Course is authorized, take it and get your license. There was a panel plenary presentation from the MOE in regards to licensure of foreigners. They discussed the process and how it is currently being implemented on a voluntary basis (meaning that there is probably no license) this year and they "hope" to implement it next year. IT is NOT passed into law or formal policy yet. After listening to the panel I don't hold great hope for it. Insofar as the documentation issues (from another related thread) and related to the Thai Language, Culture, and Professional Code of Ethics for Foreign Teachers Course this process we are seeing now is very much like the growing pains that S.Korea went through in the late 90's from the implementation of the degree requirement through the apostille requirements (2006), followed by the police clearances (after the CPN pedophile incident of 2007). BUT since this is Thailand the process will be twice as convoluted and 3 times more complex than it needs to be since the Thai "experts" are doing it without talking to anyone other than other Thai experts so effectively implementing it (think NIETS) might bring about a bunch of new issues. Policy announcements like this are often followed by inept or incomplete implementations then revert back to whatever ineffectual method was in place before. This is not the first time the "culture course" has died. .