The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction moved to an on-line licensure system on August 1, 2015. This new system is accessible to the general public, as well as educators, who will be able to view educator's license areas and the effective and expiration date of the license.
Educators are able to view more details about their own license than can be viewed by the general public. Educators will have to create an on-line account to be able to do this by registering at https://vo.licensure.ncpublicschools.gov/datamart/mainMenu.do
. Registration begins by clicking on 'NCDPI Registration' in the bottom, left corner. Once the account is created and logged into, the educator can view their license data, as well as make applications for licensure changes directly to the Licensure Section. Employed educators need to affiliate with the school system and will need to maintain this affiliation throughout their employment.
A couple of changes that have occurred due to the system being on-line include: all licensure area codes are now 5 digits instead of 6 and an educator's social security number is no longer their licensure number. Licensure numbers are now automatically generated by the on-line system.
Most all applications require a licensure processing fee. This fee is non-refundable and must be paid by either MasterCard or Visa credit card.
Questions about the new on-line system should be directed to the district's licensure specialist.