Licensure Requirements

Certification

The State of North Carolina requires that all public school educators hold a license for the
subject or grade level they teach. Licensed employees must meet both state and federal
licensing requirements to be employed.  
For more information visit 
NC Licensure Department-NCDPI.


NCDPI Online Licensure System

Apply online using the following link:  NCDPI Online Licensure

You should keep a copy of the entire license application packet to show proof of having applied
online.  

If you have any questions contact: 
Teresa Smith -  tsmith2@harnett.k12.nc.us. 

Tutorials on using the New NCDPI Online Licensure System:  RALC Licensure Tutorial


Graduate Pay Qualifications

  • Completed a course towards degree by August 1, 2013
  • Course dates will be verified by DPI Licensure
  • Masters/Advance/Doctorate classification will still reflect on License area even if employee does not qualify for graduate pay
Information and Forms

Lateral Entry Information

Lateral entry allows qualified individuals to obtain a teaching position and begin teaching right away while obtaining a professional educator license as they teach. The NC DPI authorizes lateral entry professional educator licenses on a provisional basis in licensure areas that correspond to the individual's academic study. HCS considered lateral entry in all curriculum areas.

For more information on lateral entry -  NCPublic Schools - Lateral Entry 


Renewal Information

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

Grades K-8:

    3 Subject Area

    3 Literacy

    2 General (1 must be technology)


Grades 9-12:

3 Subject Area

5 General (1 must be technology)


Administrators:

3 Executive’s Role

5 General (1 must be technology)


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

    3 Subject Area

    3 Literacy

    2 Digital Learning Competencies


Grades 9-12:

3 Subject Area

3 General 

2 Digital Learning Competencies


Administrators:

3 Executive’s Role

3 General 

2 Digital Learning Competencies