orming a Professional Corporation (PC) or Professional Limited Liability Company (PLLC)

  


 

Renew a Professional Entity

Renew by Mail
Renewal Instructions


General Information About Forming a Professional Corporation or PLLC

Application forms and instructions may be downloaded from this web site. Additional information is available on the Secretary of State’s website at www.secretary.state.nc.us/Corporations (Corporations Division), and you may call their office at (919) 807-2225 or toll-free at (888) 246-7636. To better understand this process click on the Secretary of State's link here.

 

Are LPAs permitted to form professional corporations or professional limited liability companies?

The Board’s application process is as follows:

Before submitting Articles of Incorporation or Organization to the Secretary of State’s office, you must obtain a Certification of Application from the Psychology Board as explained below. Refer to the instruction sheets for further information about completing the applications and if planning a joint formation between other approved professional groups.

1) An applicant must complete an application and return it to the Board along with a $50 application fee and either the Articles of Incorporation (Professional Corporation) or Articles of Organization (Professional Limited Liability Company). These are required to be original signature forms (no copies). Please note that there are separate application forms for individuals forming a Professional Corporation and for those forming a Professional Limited Liability Company. Once the application and fee have been processed, a Certification of Application will be returned to the applicant to be used for filing with the Secretary of State’s office along with the Articles of Incorporation or Organization. (NOTE: This form is NOT the Certificate of Registration.)

2) After the Secretary of State’s office has approved the Articles of Incorporation or Articles of Organization, a certified copy showing the Secretary of State’s seal must be sent to the Psychology Board.

3) Upon receipt by the Board of the certified copy of the Articles of Incorporation or Articles of Organization, a Certificate of Registration will be issued to the applicant. Pursuant to G.S. § 55B-10, “No professional corporation shall open, operate, or maintain an establishment for any of the purposes set forth in this Chapter without first having obtained a certificate of registration from the licensing board or boards.”

Please do not hesitate to contact the Board office if you have any questions regarding these procedures. However, the Board cannot offer legal advice or opinions on any particular filing. Therefore, you may wish to consult with an attorney and/or accountant during this process.

Forming a Professional Corporation
i  Instructions for Completing the Application
2 Application for Certificate of Registration of Professional Corporation
Making Changes to a Professional Corporation
2 Application to Add Shareholders to a Corporation
2 Articles of Incorporation
2
Amendment of Name of Corporation
2 Dissolution of a Corporation - in addition to filing this form with the Secretary of State, you must send the Board written notification.
Forming a Professional Limited Liability Company (PLLC)
i   Instructions for Completing the Application
2 Application for Certification of Registration of PLLC
2 Articles of Organization
Making Changes to a PLLC
2 Application to Add Members to PLLC *in addition to the completed/signed AMENDMENT OF ARTICLES OF ORGANIZATION BELOW
2 Amendment of Name of PLLC *in addition to the completed/signed AMENDMENT OF ARTICLES OF ORGANIZATION BELOW
2 Amendment of Articles of Organization
2 Dissolution of a PLLC - in addition to filing this form with the Secretary of State, you must send the Board written notification.

 

All forms are now INTERACTIVE.  You may open these forms using Adobe Reader (follow the link on the sidebar to the left for a FREE download of the latest version) and type directly into the text fields.  PLEASE NOTE: While the forms are INTERACTIVE (information may be typed directly into text fields) Adobe Reader WILL NOT allow data to be saved upon exit of the program. Individuals are strongly advised to print copies before exiting out of forms.  Please note that these forms may not be submitted electronically or by fax. If you have any trouble using the new forms, or have any questions, please contact the Board office.