Conversion of License Process
Each May, through an automated process, the Licensure Section converts from initial (Standard Professional 1) to continuing (Standard Professional 2) the licenses of those teachers who are employed in LEAs and who may be eligible for conversion. The official designated by the LEA in its approved Beginning Teacher Support Program plan is responsible for approving the acceptance of the continuing license issued through this process. If a teacher has not taught three years, or if the designated official has knowledge of any reason related to conduct or character to deny the individual teacher a continuing license, then the automatic conversion license cannot be accepted. Forms indicating the denial of a continuing license must be returned to the Licensure Section immediately.
Teachers employed in LEAs completing alternative routes to licensure (e.g. lateral entry, provisional licensure, etc.) successfully fulfill the Beginning Teacher Support Program requirements, the employer must submit a recommendation for a Standard Professional 2 license for it to be granted. A principal must rate a probationary teacher as "proficient" on all five NC Professional Teaching Standards on the most recent Teacher Summary Rating Form before recommending a teacher for a Standard Professional 2 license.