Extraordinary competition of employed teachers will be able to postpone the trial year. And the university education?

The extraordinary competition is provided for several steps before reaching the role, including the training and trial period and the completion of the university education. Is it possible to return them?


Applications for participation in the competition were submitted by June 16, 2022.


The extraordinary procedure in question, provided for in Article 59-bis of Legislative Decree 73/2021, amended into Law No 106/2021, as replaced by Article 5 (1). 3-quinquies, in Legislative Decree No. 4/2022, amended to Act No. 25/2022, aims to cover the remaining positions from ordinary hires (from GaE and GM) and from extraordinary hires (from GPS first band) as 2021 / 22.

The procedure is divided into the following steps:

  • competition consisting of a disciplinary test (oral test) and assessment of qualifications;
  • preparation of merit rankingsformed on the basis of the results obtained in the disciplinary test and in the assessment of qualifications and includes only the winners of the competition;
  • fixed-term employment and S. 2022/23;
  • perform in 2022/23 by a university degree with conclusive evidence;
  • performduring the fixed-term contract as 2022/23, part annual course with basic education and experiments referred to in Article 13 of Legislative Decree No. 59/2017;
  • permanent employmenthaving passed the final examination of the university education and after a positive evaluation of the annual basic education and examination, with legal and economic effect from 1 September 2023 or, if later, from the start date of the service, in the same school with fixed-term employment;
  • obtain the qualification by confirming the role.

University course and trial period

In the case of fixed-term employment, the applicants therefore complete a fixed-term contract during the academic year 2022/23 during university degree, which concludes with a final exam (to be held no later than June 15, 2023). Failure to pass the final test leads to forfeiture of the procedure, so the contract cannot be converted indefinitely. The service is assessed as a time-limited task.

Under the time-limited contract, in the academic year 2022/23, applicants also perform annual course with basic education and experiments referred to in Article 13 of Legislative Decree 59/2017.

Repetition and postponement of the experimental year

Article 19, para. 2, in Ministerial Decree no. 108/2022, stipulates as follows:

The negative evaluation of the training and examination process implies a repetition of the examination year in accordance with section 1, subsection. 119, in Act no. 107. The postponement of the education and the examination process for justified legal reasons entails a repetition of the examination year as regulated in section 438 of Legislative Decree no. 297, and by section 1, section 116, in Act no. 107

The annual training and test course is therefore:

  1. it can only be repeated once in the event of a negative evaluation;
  2. it can be postponed for legitimate reasons.

With regard to point 2, we clarify that the annual training and test course can be postponed if, for legitimate reasons (eg in the case of a teacher on maternity leave) they do not reach the required 180 days of service, of which at least 120 are for didactic activities.

Furthermore, as stated in note no. 15681/2022, it can also be repeated in the event that it is not possible (again for justified reasons) to carry out one or more of the activities mandatory [laboratori formativi e attività in presenza, quali il peer to peer, il visiting (per i docenti neoassunti interessati) e la visita delle classi da parte del dirigente scolastico].

Postponement of university education?

Ministerial Decree No 108/2022, with regard to university education, as mentioned above, states that in the event of failure of the final examination, the procedure is forfeited (there is therefore no possibility of repeating the final examination).

On the other hand, nothing is foreseen in relation to a possible postponement of the aforementioned road for justified reasons:

  • What happens, for example, if a teacher employed after the extraordinary procedure enters the compulsory leave period (ie maternity leave)? Or if you go into the aforementioned period during the course and fail to complete it or take the final exam? These are situations that are protected by law.

The provision provides, given that it only speaks of failure to pass the final examination, room for further indications or provisions for a possible postponement of the course, but it is good for the Ministry to intervene.

Pass the final exam, but not the exam time

In addition to the above, it should be clarified what happens, even when passing the final exam on the university education, but not the education and test course that is possible. also taking into account the timing (the final evaluation of the trial period actually takes place between the end of the teaching activities (30/06) and the end of the school year, while the university education ends on 15 June 2023): Sshould I also repeat the university course? Should one only take the crucial test of such a path?

These are topics that will definitely be the subject of new insights.

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