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  Board License required G.S. 89C-24; Rule .0800 Ownership Requirements G.S. 55B-6 Business Restrictions G.S. 55B-15 Filing Requirements Out-of-State Requirements Other Requirements Instruction and Application Links
Professional Corporation (PC) G.S. 55B Yes Up to 1/3 by non-licensed employees and minimum 2/3 by licensees w/one NC licensee (ESOP exception) Professional service and ancillary services only G.S. 55B-14 Copy of proposed Articles of Incorporation Copy of proposed Certificate of Authority G.S. 55B-16 At least one director and one officer who is a shareholder must be a NC licensee (each profession) (G.S. 55B-4(3) Instructions and Application for Professional Corporate Licensure
Professional Limited Liability Company (PLLC)
G.S. 57D
Yes Up to 1/3 by non-licensed employees and minimum 2/3 by licensees w/one NC licensee
(ESOP exception)
Professional service and ancillary services only
G.S. 55B-14
Copy of proposed Articles of Organization Copy of proposed Certificate of Authority
G.S. 55B-16
Operating Agreement. At least 1 member and 1 manager must be a NC licensee (each profession) Instructions and Application for Professional Limited Liability Company Licensure
Pre-69 Corporation incorporated prior to June 5, 1969 and exempt under
G.S. 55B-15(a)(1)
Yes None None Copy of Articles of Incorporation Copy of existing or proposed Certificate of Authority from
NC Secretary of State
None Instructions and Application for Business Firm Licensure
Partnerships:
General, Limited or Registered Limited Liability Partnership (RLLP
Yes None None Filing with Secretary of State for Limited or Limited Liability Filing with Secretary of State for Limited or Limited Liability None Instructions and Application for Partnership Licensure
Sole Proprietorship Yes, unless under signature name None None Assumed name certificate w/Register of Deeds unless “real name” Assumed name certificate w/Register of Deeds unless “real name” None Instructions and Application for Non-Exempt Sole Proprietor Licensure
Chapter 87 Corporations licensed as contractor under Articles 1, 2, 4 or 5
[G.S. 55B-15(a)(2)]
Yes, for limited professional service in connection with primary work None None Copy of Articles of Incorporation and Contractor license number Copy of Articles of Incorporation and Certificate of Authority and Contractor license number None Instructions and Application for Chapter 87 Corporation Licensure