Emergency License

Beginning with the 2017-2018 academic year, NCDPI may issue Emergency Licenses for a teaching assignment at the request of the LEA or charter school. The Emergency License is a one-year nonrenewable license issued to an individual who:

  1. holds a baccalaureate degree with 18 hours of coursework relevant to the requested licensure area but has not completed a recognized educator preparation program, and;

  2. does not qualify for a Residency License.

Applicants for an Emergency License shall meet all other requirements established by the NCSBE, including preservice training, prior to teaching.

NOTE: Once an individual holds a Residency License, the individual may not hold a Permit to Teach or an Emergency License.