The Licensure Section of the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (DPI) is responsible for examining credentials and issuing licenses that qualify individuals to seek employment as teachers, administrators, and other special service personnel in North Carolina public schools.
All professional employees in public schools must hold a license for the subject or grade level they teach or for the professional education assignment that they hold. The DPI licensure process may take 40-60 business days. DPI can be reached at 800.577.7994 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org. When emailing, please include your full name and last four digits of your social security number.
Select your specific area of licensure below. If you have questions after reviewing the instructions, contact the College of Education and Allied Profession’s (CEAP) licensure specialist, Barbara Schade.