LICENSURE

Billie Jo Harris
Director of Licensure
billie.harris@robeson.k12.nc.us
910-671-6000 ext. 3214

Charity Haggins
Certification Secretary
charity.haggins@robeson.k12.nc.us
910-671-6000 ext.3112

Regional Alternative Licensing Centers

KEEPING RECORDS OF RENEWAL CREDIT

Individuals employed in a public school unit (or a nonpublic school authorized to administer staff development programs) should contact the superintendent, headmaster, or designated staff development coordinator about all renewal questions and recording of credits earned.

Individuals not currently employed in a public school unit (or a nonpublic school authorized to administer staff development programs) should maintain their own records of renewal credit until it is time to renew their professional educator's licenses. Contact your former public school employer(s), if applicable, to receive a signed and dated copy of renewal credits earned while employed.

At the time of renewal, April 15th through June 30th of the year that a license expires, such credits should be submitted to the Licensure Section for renewal through the NCDPI Online Licensure System.

*The definition of the teacher includes instructional support personnel

Renewal Criteria

  • A unit of renewal credit (CEU) is equal to 10 clock hours of professional development

  • 8 units of renewal credit are required to renew both a current and expired CPL

  • For a CPL to remain current, all renewal credit must be earned by the expiration date of the license

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

*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.

*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.

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.

How to Apply for Renewal of a Professional Educator's License

Access the NCDPI Online Licensure System to request renewal of your Professional Educator's License. Instructions and more information are available within the online licensure system. You must upload into the system the following documentation to verify your eligibility for licensure renewal:

  • Official Transcripts - Grade reports are not accepted in place of official transcripts.

  • Certificates of renewal credits and/or additional supporting documentation that shows the number of contact hours earned for professional development activities.

Form E - Verification of K-12 Educator Experience (pdf, 27kb or doc, 69kb) should be included if you have teaching experience that has not been filed with the Licensure Section.