North Carolina Teacher and Administrator Certification Application Information and Instructions-Approved Pathway
To be eligible for recommendation by the Certification Office, students completing a bachelor's degree, a post-baccalaureate certification or a Master of Science in Special Education degree must graduate and have their degree posted to their WGU transcript. Students who are pursuing a Master of Arts in Teaching degree must have marks of "pass” on their Degree Plan for all teacher preparation assessments to include any program required Praxis exams, as well as all state-required exams.
Step 1: Sign into the North Carolina DPI Online Licensure System. If you do not already have a user ID and password, you will need to create an account.
Step 2: Under Start a New Application select I completed a NC teacher ed program. The licensing system will save periodically, and you will be able to come back to the application if you do not complete it.
Step 3: Begin completing the online application. Note that any attachments you upload to the application will be stored for 30 days. If you come back to the application after 30 days, you will need to reattach your supporting documents.
Step 4: Once you have received notice of your graduation, fill out the applicant portion (top portion) only of Form V, Verification by Institution (a pdf attachment of this document can be found at the bottom of this article). After completing the top portion of Form V, send it to WGU Teachers College Licensure (see contact information below). An email submission with pdf attachment is preferred.
Fax: (801) 401-7961
A Certification Officer will fill out the remainder of the form and return it to you via email for you to upload as part of your NC Teacher Certification application in the NCDPI online licensing system.
Step 4a: This step is only for students applying for School Administrator certification. Applicants for school administrator certification must fill out the top portion of Form E, Verification of K-12 Educator Experience, and submit the form to the proper administrator at the school district where you are currently employed. If applicable, submit additional forms to previous employers as well. At least two years of full-time teaching experience must be verified.
Step 5: Make legible copies of your Praxis and/or North Carolina Foundations of Reading score reports to include and upload into the Application Attachments section.
Step 6: Prepare check, money order or credit card form made payable to the NC Department of Public Instruction to be included with your application packet. You can see all licensing fees associated with NC Licenses here.
Step 7: Submit the application.