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Education Standards and Practices Board

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2718 Gateway Avenue
Suite 204
Bismarck, ND 58503-0585
(701) 328-9641 - Phone
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Licensing Fees

The Education and Standards Practices Board does not receive any state tax dollars and carries out its mandated duties using the license fees provided by North Dakota educators. Our profession has the authority to set the rules and regulations for educators but then also has the responsibility of providing the funding.

Initial Application Fee $30
Fingerprinting $44.50
Interim Substitute License - 1 year (not available after June 30, 2017) $40
Interim Substitute License - 2 year (as of July 1, 2017) $80
Initial In State 2 Year License $70
2 Year Renewal License $50
Out-of-State Reciprocal License $70
5 Year License $125
30 Year Life License $125
Re-entry License $70
Alternate Access License $150
Probationary License $50
40 Day Provisional License $25
Transcript Review (only applies to individuals who graduated from institutions outside of ND and do not hold a valid teaching license in another state.) $175
Endorsements $75
Duplicate License Request $20
OSEL FEES – only applies to those with an OSEL license (Other State Educator License)  
Initial 2 year OSEL $70
2 Year OSEL $70
5 Year OSEL $175
OSEL Endorsements $75
Late Fee Fine for Lapsed License $100



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