The interface passivation process based on post-oxidation, high temperature anneals in nitric oxide (NO) is well established for SiO2 on (0001) 4H-SiC. The NO process results in an order of magnitude or more reduction in the interface state density near the 4H conduction band edge. However, trap densities are still high compared to those measured for Si / SiO2 passivated with post-oxidation anneals in hydrogen. Herein, we report the results of studies for 4H-SiC / SiO2 undertaken to determine the effects of additional passivation anneals in hydrogen when these anneals are carried out following a standard NO anneal. After NO passivation and Pt deposition to form gate contacts, post-metallization anneals in hydrogen further reduced the trap density from approximately 1.5 × 1012 cm−2eV−1 to about 6 × 1011 cm−2eV−1 at a trap energy of 0.1 eV below the band edge for dry thermal oxides on both (0001) and (11–20) 4H-SiC.