Basic School for Magistrates

  • Chapel Hill, NC
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

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

Current numbers are for Summer 2018

CLEs for Winter 2019 will be posted in January, 2019


General56.75 hrs
Ethics2.50 hrs
Total59.25 hrs
CEU59.25 hrs
  • Chapel Hill, NC
    January 28 - February 1, 2019
    February 25 - March 1, 2019
    UNC School of Government
    Knapp-Sanders Bldg.
    400 South Rd., #3330
    Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3330
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    Registration is by appointment only.

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, Registration and Client Services Group
For questions regarding course details, including location, schedule, materials, and continuing education credits, please contact:

Susan Jensen

Program Manager, Local and State Government Group
Donna Lewandowski
Teaching Associate Professor of Public Law and Government