Cost and Payment Plan

The National Board assessment is grouped into four components. With each of the four components costing $475, the total cost of certification is $1,900. Candidates can pay for and submit each component separately, effectively spreading the cost out over up to three years.

There is a $75 non refundable registration fee for each year a candidate is completing components. 

Candidates who choose to retake components will be required to pay the $475 fee or, for Component 1, pay $125 per exercise and/or the Selected Response section.

The cost to complete Maintenance of Certification is $495 plus a $75 registration fee. 

Payment Plan

Thanks to feedback from teachers like you, the National Board has developed a payment plan option to pay for certification fees. This option is designed to ease the financial burden for anybody interested in pursuing National Board certification. The payment plan will be available whether you are pursuing one component this year, all four, or any combination in between. It’s also available for retake purchases and for Maintenance of Certification. 

The payment plan offers the following benefits:

  • It’s quick and easy to set up
  • You can spread the cost of your component(s) over six equal monthly installments (about $80 per component per month)
  • No interest or fees and no credit check

Payment Plan will launch in the coming months for the 2021-22 assessment cycle.

Note: You will need a National Board account to sign up for the payment plan (Not a candidate? Create your National Board account here).