A validated license is requested by the hiring school system. The educator must have held a clear teaching license that expired because of the renewal cycle only. The educator must not have worked the prior school year in a public school district in NC for the license to be validated.
In North Carolina, validated licenses are issued for three years. In order to clear a validated license, NCDPI requires the educator to meet yearly requirements. If the license holder fails to meet the yearly requirements, then the license agreement has not been met. Educators with a validated license are required by law to complete 15 continuing education credits (150 clock hours of credit) by the end of the third fiscal school year that the license is validated. A minimum of five (5) CEU credits are required each fiscal school year (50 clock hours). A fiscal school year is from July 1 until June 30 of the year hired. Even if hired mid-year, NCDPI still holds the educator to the 3-year window of time that began with the July of the fiscal school year that the educator was hired.
The fee to request a validated license is $60 and can only be paid by VISA or MasterCard. The fee is non-refundable.