The minimum child care licensing requirement is the North Carolina Administrator Credential Level I, which requires a minimum of seven semester hours in early childhood education six semester hours in early childhood administration and, including a portfolio. Coursework for the director credential is offered at 58 community college locations. Pre-K certification is available in principal licensure which requires a master’s degree. The QRIS, North Carolina Star Rated License, is a points-based system that builds on the foundation of licensing standards. A principal license is required for administrators of school-based state pre-K programs and a director credential with a bachelor’s degree is required for directors of community-based programs with state pre-K. There are two early childhood administration degree programs in North Carolina offered by University of North Carolina at Wilmington, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and Isothermal Community College in Columbus. Three early childhood leadership academies are also available.