Licensure & CEU Information

     Licensure Fees
    Effective January 1, 2017 
    Initial Out-Of-State, CTE, or Alternative License: $100
    Initial In-State: $70
    LEA Based Five-Year Renewal: $35
    Five-Year Renewal: $35
    License Modifications: $60 
    Research: $30 
    Additional Licensure Rate Information 
    NCDPI Online Licensure System
    Beginning August 1, 2015 new and existing professional educators will be able to apply for and update their North Carolina licenses online. Instructions and more information are available within the online licensure system.  Please select the link below.
    NCDPI Online Licensure System (Chrome is the preferred browser)
    After you have created your NCDPI Online Licensure System account, please complete this form to confirm completion

     New CEU Requirements 

    (License expiring June 30, 2019 or later)

    Grades K-5 ~ 8.0 CEUs                  
    3.0 - Subject Area                                                
    3.0 - Literacy                                                 
    2.0 - Digital Learning Competencies
    Grades 6-12, B-K and Instructional/Student Support Personnel and Central Services Administrators (includes media, counselors, psychologists, social workers, resource teachers, specialists, etc.) ~ 8.0 CEUs 
    3.0 - Subject Area
    3.0 - General
    2.0 - Digital Learning Competencies
    Administrators ~ 8.0 CEUs 
    3.0 - Executive's Role
    3.0 - General
    2.0 - Digital Learning Competencies

    CEU Information
    All CEU Information can be found in My Learning Plan/ Frontline Professional Growth.  Instructions for viewing CEUs can be found here.  Please note that Frontline Professional Growth displays professional development credits in hour format. Therefore, a conversion is necessary to determine the CEU credits. 10 professional development hours = 1.0 CEU credit.
    The following table shows the correlation of Frontline Professional Growth Categories to the current CEU requirements.

    My Learning Plan Label


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    Dig Learn


    Digital Learning



Last Modified on August 9, 2022