North Carolina Therapeutic Boarding Schools
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services operates the Division of Health Service Regulation, which uses the Mental Health Licensure & Certification Section to license and regulate 24-hour residential programs in the state.
Accreditation is optional for private schools in North Carolina and are not subject to rules and regulations established by the North Carolina Department of Education except for fire, safety, sanitation and immunization standards. Private schools in North Carolina are not required to hire certified teachers and there are no curriculum requirements. North Carolina private schools are required to administer national standardized tests in certain grades and test results must be made available.