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    LICENSE RENEWAL

    **The definition of teacher includes instructional support personnel

    All licenses have a 5-year renewal cycle during which they must be renewed with 8.0 units of appropriate credit.

    Credits required for licenses expiring on: June 30, 2017 & June 30, 2018

    Credits required for licenses expiring on or after: June 30, 2019

    Grades K-5

    • 3 Subject Area
    • 3 Literacy
    • 2 General

    Grades K-5

    • 3 Subject Area
    • 3 Literacy
    • 2 Digital Learning Competencies

    Grades 6-12

    • 3 Subject Area
    • 5 General

    Grades 6-12

    • 3 Subject Area
    • 2 Digital Learning Competencies
    • 3 General

    Student Services Personnel

    • 3 Professional Discipline Area
    • 5 General

                                                               Student Services Personnel             

    • 3 Professional Discipline Area
    • 2 Digital Learning Competencies
    • 3 General

    Administrators

    • 3 Executive's Role
    • 5 General

    Administrators

    • 3 Executive's Role
    • 2 Digital Learning Competencies
    • 3 General

     

    As a condition of employment per NC State Board of Education (NCSBE) Policy LICN-005, LEAs reserve the right to assign literacy requirements for any educator.

    *Renewal requirements are subject to change based on NC State Board of Education policy updates.

    Renewal Criteria:

    • A unit of renewal credit is equivalent to one quarter hour or one in-service credit from a North Carolina public school system. A unit reflects ten contact hours.
    • One semester hour is equivalent to 1.5 units of credit.
    • For a professional educator's license to remain current, all credit must be earned by the expiration date of the existing professional educator's license.
    • To renew an expired Professional Educator's Continuing License, 8 units of renewal credit must be earned.

    Activities accepted for renewal credit:

    • College or university courses
      • Official transcripts are required as documentation; grade reports are not accepted.
    • Local in-service courses or workshops
      • The administrative unit certifies credits.
    • Classes and workshops approved by an LEA

    Documentation of completion is provided by the agency sponsoring the activity. Licenses are always dated to expire on June 30. Required renewal credits MUST be met prior to expiration date of license.

    Access the NCDPI Online Licensure System to print a copy of your license free of charge. Instructions and more information are available within the online licensure system.