Hi! Been doing a lot of research on NC schools/cost of living etc. Today I came across something I did not realize. I saw on a the winston salem/forsyth county schools you have to have your praxis taken before applying to jobs even if you are out of state. Is this the same requirement for all districts? I have a friend who teaches in Lee County, and she did not have to take the praxis tests until after she accepted the position? Does it depend on the district or is this a state-wide thing? I am thinking of applying out of state next year (still in graduate school so I cant leave until next year) ... but I just figured I would apply to jobs and if I get a full time position then I would worry about the tests. Am I doing things backwards even though I am NY certified? This is what the website said for winston-salem/forsyth county: If you hold a license issued in another state, one of the following must occur : Content area exam (ex. praxis, nte) Documentation of HQ status in state of licensure Does anyone have a similar experience relocating from a non-praxis state like NY? The reason I am hesitant about having to take the tests first is if I dont get a job in the state it would be a waste of money? Just trying to research everything before I decide. Any input would be helpful! Thank you!