All Instructional employees, who do not hold a valid NC Professional Educator's License, (includes expired NC licenses), are paid at bachelor's level, beginning teacher pay scale until the license is issued by the NC Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI). Once NCDPI has approved and issued your license, a salary adjustment will be made to place you at the degree level and years of experience on your license. Pay is retroactive to your start date or effective date of the license. (Note: Degrees or Experience filed with NCDPI after April 1, will not be considered for retroactive payment for current school year.) Those who hold a valid NC license are paid at the degree level and years of experience currently on the license.
***In order for the state to approve an advanced degree, a course must have been completed prior to August 1, 2013 and be relevant to the subject area you will be teaching.
Click here to access NCDPI's licensure process information as well as the forms needed to apply.
Licensure Forms- Click here to access licensure forms.
The following are some quick links to help you better understand how Licensure within CMS work
Licensure Reciprocity & Conversion
Licensure Frequently Asked Questions