HB357 Ratified

New pathway to Licensure in North Carolina

HB 357 passed and was signed into law by the Governor of North Carolina on June 25, 2018. The new law took effect on July 1, 2018, with the exception of Section 12, which took effect on October 1, 2018. You may read the full text of the bill here. 

New Criminal Background Check Requirement

As of July 1, 2018, per NC General Statute § 90-357.6 and § 143B-966, all applicants for any category of licensure are subject to a criminal background check. This will appear as a checklist item after you submit your application. Instructions for completing the criminal background check process are posted here.