North Carolina State Requirements

North Carolina Teaching License Renewal

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+Renew Your License | State Requirements
The North Carolina Professional Educator's Continuing License must be renewed every five years. (The 3-year Professional Educator's Initial License is non-renewable). 
Credits required for licenses expiring on or after: June 30, 2019:
  • Grades K-5
    • 3 Subject Area
    • 3 Literacy
    • 2 Digital Learning Competencies
  • Grades 6-12
    • 3 Subject Area
    • 2 Digital Learning Competencies
    • 3 General
  • Student Services Personnel
    • 3 Professional Discipline Area
    • 2 Digital Learning Competencies
    • 3 General
  • Administrators
    • 3 Executive's Role
    • 2 Digital Learning Competencies
    • 3 General

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If using college courses to obtain the required hours, the following equivalencies shall be used: 

1 semester hour = 15 contact hours or 1.5 units of renewal credit 


Learners Edge continuing education courses are approved by our regionally accredited universities and colleges from throughout the United States. These partners provide official transcripts, letter grades and graduate credit for successfully completed Learners Edge courses.

When selecting your course, choose any of our CAEP and/or regionally accredited graduate credit university partners to gain the semester hours of credit.


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Above is a summary of how Learners Edge may help your continuing education and North Carolina license renewal needs. This summary should in no way release individuals from their responsibility of ensuring that the course(s) they take meets their professional needs.  We hope it provides assistance in understanding how Learners Edge might help you in the accumulation of clock hours or graduate credit for salary advancement and the North Carolina license renewal process. See the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction website for complete NC teacher relicensure information.