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FOR LICENSED EMPLOYEES WHO DO NOT HAVE A NORTH CAROLINA LICENSE

In addition to new employee enrollment forms, you will need to complete an application for a North Carolina teaching license. The licensure process is now a completely electronic, paperless process.

Link to NCDPI Online Licensure System     Online Licensure System Tutorials 

Salaries for licensed employees are determined by the NC Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI). Licensed employees are paid at the beginning level of teacher pay until the teaching licenses are processed. Once NCDPI issues a license that gives credit for years of experience or advanced degrees, the employee’s salary may be adjusted retroactive to the date established by NCDPI. Therefore, it is critical to apply for your license as quickly as possible. In order to complete this online process, you will need an official degree-dated transcript, test score reports (PRAXIS or Pearson, depending on area), and verification of experience forms, application fee, and other licensure documents as requested.

ATTENTION New Graduates: You must provide a letter from your university stating you have met all degree requirements for licensure and the license application has been submitted before your official start date of employment in order to be paid on the teacher salary schedule.
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