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. As part of becoming a true profession, the profession has the authority to set the rules and regulations of the profession but then also has the responsibility of providing the funding. The ESPB became an independent board in 1995 as the first step toward moving toward a true profession. The Board of Educators is appointed by the Governor and can hold 2 3-tear terms.
- $30: Application Packet Fee
- $70: License Fee for Initial 2-Year License
- $175: Transcript Review Fee (applies only to individuals who graduated from institutions outside of North Dakota-the North Dakota Program Approval process takes care of the screening for the in-state graduates)
- $44.50: Fingerprint Fee