Basic School for Magistrates

This course is sponsored by NC Administrative Office of the Courts, and School of Government, UNC.

This course for new magistrates covers elements of crimes, criminal procedure, small claims procedure, summary ejectment, contracts, ethics, and handling money.


This course is by appointment only.

Additional information

This course is by appointment only.

Attendees: Newly appointed NC Magistrates

Certification: North Carolina law requires magistrates to successfully complete this course in order to be eligible for reappointment. Successful completion consists of passing an extensive objective examination on the law pertaining to their duties. Magistrates who obtain a passing score on the examination are then certified as eligible for reappointment.

Credit: Magistrate CLEs and NC Bar Association CLEs

To view materials from the last course offering visit the link below.

Material from recent NC Magistrates Training Events

For all registration questions, resetting passwords, or login issues please contact:

Dale Zuckert

Assistant Registrar
For questions regarding course details, including location, schedule, materials, and continuing education credits, please contact:

Susan Jensen

Program Manager
Donna Lewandowski
Teaching Associate Professor of Public Law and Government