Frequently Asked Questions

General Professional Educator's Licensure (NCDPI, 2014)

  • In what areas are professional educator's licenses issued?

  • Who needs a professional educator's license in North Carolina?

  • How do I qualify for a North Carolina professional educator's license?

  • How much does it cost to apply for a professional educator's license?

  • What steps do I need to take to reinstate an expired North Carolina professional educator's license?

  • How do I add an area to my professional educator's license?

  • How do I get a copy of my current professional educator's license?

Highly Qualified

  • What does "Highly Qualified" mean?

Residency Programs

  • What is a residency program/license?

  • Why do I have to submit another copy of my transcript if I submitted my transcript with my job application?

  • How do I go about completing my required coursework?

  • Do I still have to complete 6 semester hours by August if I am hired in January (or later)?

  • Does my HR Director have to notify RALC or can I contact RALC directly to get my transcripts evaluated?

  • How long will it take to get my transcripts evaluated by RALC?

National Board Certified Teacher


  • What test do I need to take?