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Due to unforeseen circumstances, all members of the Pima Community College (PCC) Governing Board will be attending the Board's March 8, 2023, Regular Meeting remotely. At the discretion of the Board Chair, PCC administrators and others making scheduled presentations to the Board may also be appearing remotely. Tonight's meeting will otherwise be conducted in a hybrid format as previously noticed, and members of the public may still attend in person at PCC's District Office, room C-105. During the "Public Comment-Call to the Audience" portion of tonight's meeting, public comments may still be made either remotely or in person. PCC staff will be on-site in room C-105 to assist members of the public attending in person who wish to address comments to the Board.

Professional Licensure by State - North Carolina

The Initial Professional License may be issued to:

  • PreK - 12 teachers with fewer than 3 years of experience

Step 1. Completion of an approved education preparation program

  • Alternative route programs that lead to licensure must be verified by letter from the state's

department of education or licensing board where the approved route was completed

Step 2. Obtain the following official documents to be uploaded into your online application:

  • Degree-dated transcripts - bachelor's, master's, and all other post-secondary studies
  • Licensure content area examination(s) - if applicable
  • Verification by Institution: Completion of Approved Education Program (Form V)
  • Forms
  • Form V
  • Experience request forms for previous work

- PreK-12 teaching/teacher's assistant (Form E)
- Post-secondary (Form CE),
- Non-teaching (Form NE),
- Military Instructor or Leadership (Form ME)
- Have each different employer complete and sign a separate form
- Review requirements for experience credit on each form prior to submitting the application

Step 3.  Register for or log into your account at the NCDPI Online License System and apply for a license.

  • Upload all requested documentation into the online application for licensure.

Step 4. Pay the required non-refundable/non-transferrable licensure fee with a valid credit card.

Approval Status

Pima Community College’s Post Baccalaureate Teacher Education Program meets the academic requirements for initial certification.

State Website

North Carolina Licensure Website

Contact Information

North Carolina Department of Public Instruction 301 N. Wilmington Street
Raleigh, NC 27601-2825
Tel: 984-236-2100


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