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Occupations Requiring a License in North Carolina

The Labor and Economic Analysis Division has compiled the most recent list of Occupations Requiring a License in North Carolina. The purpose of this resource is to provide jobseekers, career counselors, students, and all other interested parties with information about occupations that require licensure, certification, or registration in North Carolina. 

An occupational license gives a person permission to work in a particular occupation after having met a minimum level of competency intended to ensure the health, safety, and welfare of the public. Certification is an official endorsement of one’s qualifications by a regulator agency or professional organization. Both of these forms of credentials require that individuals meet certain education, experience, and/or competency standards. Registration most often refers to occupations and situations in which one submits their name, address, and qualifications to the applicable regulatory body. Registration provides the standard for inclusion on a list of those approved to act in a particular capacity; however, complaints from consumers or improperly stating credentials may result in removal from the approved list. 

Information contained in the list of Occupations Requiring a License in North Carolina includes job descriptions; the name of the licensing, certifying, or regulatory agency; the web link; and their physical or mailing address. Please use the web links provided below to obtain the most up-to-date fees associated with a particular license, credential or registration. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this information; however, items may be modified or deleted when changes occur in state laws.   

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