There are four Regional Assistance Licensing Centers (RALCs) in North Carolina, created by the NC State Board of Education and the Department of Public Instruction. The centers evaluate provisionally licensed teachers’ applications, prescribe courses of study, and outline other requirements needed in order to receive full professional educators’ licenses. Upon completion of individuals’ plans of study, the RALC will make recommendation to the Licensure Section at DPI for clear licenses.
Applications for lateral entry plans of study are no longer accepted. The RALC will continue assisting those individuals who hold current lateral entry licenses and have been issued RALC plans of study through May 20, 2022.
Individuals with a lateral entry license must meet requirements by their expiration date.
All documents to clear RALC plans of study for any remaining lateral entry licensed teachers must be submitted to the appropriate RALC office by close of business on May 20, 2022. Exceptions cannot be made.