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Inactive License

**You can make your license inactive at anytime. You do not need to wait for your renewal notice, second notice, or final notice coupled with a phone call, email, or letter to make your license inactive**

To make your license inactive you can fill out the license renewal form and select the “I do not want to renew my license” option to move your license to inactive. Or if you do not want to fill out the form and you would still like your license to go to inactive you can email [email protected] and let Elisabeth know.

If you do not fill out the license renewal form, or send Elisabeth an email you will receive your first renewal notice, a second, and a final one stating your license has been suspended. When sending the final notice a phone call will be made, an email sent, or a letter mailed letting the licensee know of the suspension.

Moving your license to the inactive status puts it there indefinitely. If you want to remove your license from the inactive status you have two options.

  1. If it has been less than a year you can fill out the renewal form and pay the delinquent fee.
  2. If it has been more than a year you will need to fill out the reciprocal application.
    -If you hold an active license you will need to provide a letter of verification from the state you are currently licensed in. If it has been more than five years we will also need your official transcripts with the Master’s degree conferred. If it has been less than three years since your NC license lapsed we will need your most recently completed Continuing Education documents. These need to be official.
    -If you have an inactive license you will need to provide the following. If it has been less than three years since your NC license lapsed we will need your most recently completed Continuing Education documents. These need to be official. Additionally, we will need a statement stating that you have not been working in NC with an expired NC license.