Cindy Alexander - Licensure
The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction is the licensing agency for all teachers employed by NC public school districts. If you do not already have a NC license, you must apply for a NC license before you obtain employment with New Hanover County Schools.
NC License Requirement for Certified
If not certified in the state of NC, you are ineligible for a certified position, until all official documentation has been submitted via the NC Dept. of Public Instruction’s online automated licensure system. Copies of all required documentation must also be on file with NHCS.
To apply for your NC Professional Educator's certificate, you will need the following:
Form V and E, can be found by clicking on this link:
When you have compiled the above documentation, you must scan and make electronic copies, which must be submitted online, to the NC Dept. of Public Instruction's online automated licensure system.
To access the NC DPI Licensure Section’s online system, and create your account, click below (you will need to use a personal email address for this system)
Once documentation has been submitted online and scanned into the system at the NC DPI Licensure Section, it can take 8 weeks or longer to process.
While a person might be hired as a substitute teacher, we cannot
hire a teacher without a fully documented license request
pending at the NC DPI.