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This page will be a clearinghouse for information and resources from the National Board. Please check back regularly. Previous emails — sent since March 23 are at bottom of this page. For webinar registration info and replay details, see below, also.

April 6 email to candidates pursuing Board Certification

Guide to Candidate Options — Certification

April 6 email to candidates pursing Renewal

Guide to Candidate Options — Renewal

Clarification on Portfolio Submission Requirements and Forms Due to COVID-19 (4/6 update)

We are living in unprecedented times. COVID-19 is changing our lives – and our most vital institutions – and forcing us to find ways to support one another. The National Board is working to be a professional resource for all teachers – National Board Certified Teachers, candidates pursuing certification and any other educators, too. Links to resources will be placed below.

We know there are many questions about the National Board process. Circumstances are changing rapidly and are different in different parts of the country.

We are building and implementing  a comprehensive plan. Our planning aims to ensure equitable opportunities for all teachers pursuing Board certification and Renewal. We will communicate additional information on Monday, March 30. We will do so via email, via this page and via Facebook and Twitter. We will provide weekly updates on Mondays going forward.

In the meantime, you can use one of the other support channels if you have questions about your candidacy (see below).

If you have questions about Component 1: Content Knowledge testing, please go to the VUE customer support page which includes information about how COVID-19 is being addressed at testing sites generally and in your area.

All other questions should be addressed to National Board customer support via the webform or call us at 1-800-22TEACH.


National Board Teachers Helping Teachers: Core Connections Webinars

DateDayTimeTopic/ResourcesTwitter Chat
4/21Tuesday3:00 PM, ETEngaging Early Adolescence and AYA Students Virtually (11-18)8:00 PM, ET
4/15Wednesday4:30 PM, ETATLAS 4 Candidates
4/14Tuesday4:30 PM, ETTaping Virtual Lessons: Review of Guidance and Tips
4/14Tuesday3:00 PM, ETTech Tips for Cyber Safety8:00 PM, ET
4/13Monday3:00 PM, ETSEL - Caring connections in Cyberspace8:00 PM, ET
4/9Thursday3:00 PM, ETSelf Care: Mindful Meditation8:00 PM, ET
4/7Tuesday4:30 PM, ETUpdate for Candidates (Resources)
4/7Tuesday3:00 PM, ETStudents with special needs (Resources)8:00 PM, ET
4/6Monday3:00 PM, ETUsing Class Dojo (Resources)8:00 PM, ET
4/2Thursday3:00 PM, ETBuilding Community with Educators (Resources)8:00 PM, ET
4/2Thursday4:30 PM, ETUpdate for Candidates (Resources)
3/31Tuesday3:00 PM, ETBuilding Community with Students (Resources)8:00 PM, ET
3/30Monday3:00 PM, ETStudent Engagagement (Resources)8:00 PM, ET
3/26Thursday3:00 PM, ETUsing Flipgrid (Resources) 8:00 PM, ET
3/26Thursday4:30 PM, ETUpdate for National Board Candidates (Resources)
3/24Tuesday3:00 PM, ETLet's Take it Offline (Resources)8:00 PM, ET
3/23Monday3:00 PM, ETUsing Google Classroom (Resources)8:00 PM, ET
3/19Thursday3:00 PM, ETZoom for Virtual Teaching (Resources)8:00 PM, ET
3/16Monday8:oo PM, ETNational Board webinar (Resources)

Recent Covid-19 Communications

April 1 Update for Candidates Pursuing National Board Certification

April 1 Update for National Board Renewal Candidates

March 30 Update for Candidates Pursuing National Board Certification

March 30 Update for National Board Renewal Candidates

March 23 candidate communication

March 12 candidate communication