Information on CEU credits / License Renewal:

During the 2011 session, the General Assembly reduced the number of renewal credits required for a teacher to renew a Standard Professional 2 license. The number of renewal credits was reduced from 15 to 7.5. At the August meeting the State Board requested a task force consider options for renewal credits. The State Board approved the recommendations of the task force at the November Board meeting. The recommendations include: 1 renewal credit for literacy, 1 renewal credit in the specific academic subject area and 5.5 general credits (as determined by the LEA). Credit is no longer given for teaching experience. In addition, teachers who complete National Board Certification may earn the 7.5 credits. Those who are in the 10 year National Board renewal cycle may earn 2 credits (1 for content and 1 for literacy).
Principals and assistant principals earn 3 credits focused on the school executives as instructional, human resources and managerial leader. The remaining 4.5 credits may be general credits.

The Board’s policy (TCP-A-005) addressing renewal requirements is available online at (click on NCSBE Policy Manual Table of Contents then the link for TCP series). Questions may be directed to Eliz Colbert at, Robert Sox at or Lynne Johnson at