Every student deserves to be taught by an accomplished teacher. National Board Certification was designed to develop,
retain and recognize accomplished teachers and to generate ongoing improvement in schools nationwide. It’s the
highest certification a teacher may obtain in addition to being the most respected one.
FIRST-TIME AND RETURNING
The resources on this page include certificate-specific standards, overviews of the certification components, component instructions, and important policy and procedure documents.
MAINTENANCE OF CERTIFICATION
The National Board provides a few resources that
can guide you through the Maintenance of
Certification process. We also provide some
Frequently Asked Questions.
The National Board has implemented an electronic
portfolio submission system, ePortfolio, which
simplifies and enhances the way candidates
compile and submit materials for evaluation.
Get answers to our most asked questions by
visiting our FAQs.
ASSESSMENT CENTER TESTING
The National Board has engaged Pearson VUE to
deliver the online assessment of National Board
Certification at locations across the United States.
National Board Certification is a standards-based
assessment. Your score reflects the degree to which
assessors were able to locate clear, consistent, and
convincing evidence that you have met the National
Board Standards specific to your certificate field.