As Reno said, you have to go to the source. You have to get all the info from the state that you are in (NC), as the requirements vary from state to state.
Here in NJ, documented work experience is required to apply to take the test. An Electrical Contractor License is required to perform electrical work for hire. Employees of a Lic EC are not required to hold a Lic. The term 'Journeyman' refers to 'an experienced mechanic' as opposed to an apprentice/helper. Other states have different requirements. Neighboring Pennsylvania has no state wide license; Delaware does, and recognizes NJ Lic.
BTW, welcome to ECN