Licensure Renewal

 
Educators are required to maintain their professional educator's license by completing eight Continuing Education Units (CEUs) every five years.
 
Credits Required for Licensure Renewal
 
Grades  K-5
  • 3 Subject Area
  • 3 Literacy
  • 2 Digital Learning
 
Student Services Personnel
  • 3 Professional Discipline
  • 2 Digital Learning
  • 3 General
 
Grades 6-12
  • 3 Subject Area
  • 2 Digital Learning
  • 3 General
 
Administrators
  • 3 Executive Role
  • 2 Digital Learning
  • 3 General
 
 
A unit of renewal credit (CEU) is equal to 10 clock hours of professional development, so it's a good idea to start the renewal process early!  Need some ideas for PD?  Check the CCS Professional Development page.
 
Submit certificates from completed PD sessions and transcripts from college courses through Timekeeper.  If your license expires in 2022, submit your CEUs by May 2022. 
 
If you have not already, create an account on the NC Department of Public Instruction's (NCDPI) online licensure system (OLS).
 
Central Office staff will send evidence of your CEU credits to NCDPI in May.
 
You will need to use the NCDPI OLS to complete the Statement of Application and pay the license renewal fee.  The renewal application section should appear on your NCDPI OLS dashboard on May 1.
 
 
 
Have questions about the process?  Contact Julie Higdon for more information.