MOC Guide, Instructions & Forms

This page was updated in June 2022

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Here you can find the Guide to MOC, instructions and other information that is specific to maintaining your National Board Certification. Please read the information carefully. As you begin MOC, you will need to access the current National Board Standards for your certificate area.

Guides and FAQs

If you are a Maintenance of Certification candidate in Early Adolescence/Generalist, you can access the Early Adolescence Generalist Standards here.



Release Forms

You are required to seek and receive permission to use images and some of the materials you include in your portfolio. Candidates may accept Adult and Student Release forms via email and/or with electronic signature in the event they cannot collect hand-signed physical copies. Candidates may create their own forms or copy the forms below. All forms must use the same language used on the National Board’s Release Forms.