NATIONAL BOARD CERTIFICATION PROCESS for 2016-2017
 

 Visit  www.boardcertifiedteachers.org for the most current and accurate information on the National Board certification process.  If you have additional questions, call 1-800-22-TEACH to speak with a National Board representative.  

 
 
NB process highlights: 
  •  All four components must be attempted in the first three years of candidacy.   Those teachers or counselors who begin the process during the 2017-18 year may choose to complete the components one at a time, or complete all components during that year.
  • National Board will now charge $475 per component for a total of $1900.  Additionally, National Board will charge an annual processing fee of $75.      North Carolina will continue the loan process for eligible candidates. 

    Please go to the NC Public Schools (National Board) site to apply for the National Board SEAA loan:

     

    http://www.dpi.state.nc.us/nationalboardcertification/application/

  • The NB Standards, the Five Core propositions, and the Architecture of Accomplished Teaching will not change.  NB Certification remains performance-based and peer-reviews, with the same emphasis on content knowledge and commitment to student learning.
                                                             2016-2017 Important Dates and Deadlines

The following chart is applicable to candidates submitting components for scoring during the 2015-16 assessment cycle. 

Registration Window

April 1, 2016-January 31, 2017

Registration (includes payment of $75 fee)

January 31, 2017

Component Selection (includes payment of component fees)

January 31, 2017

Change of Certificate and/or Specialty AreaJanuary 31, 2017

Change of Component Selection

January 31, 2017

Window Withdrawal Deadline

January 31, 2017

ePortfolio Submission Window

April - May, 2017

Component 1: Content Knowledge Testing Window

April-June, 2017

Scores Released

On or before December 31, 2017

 
 
 Who is eligible?  
 
Please check your eligibility before registering for this process.  The $75 processing fee is non-refundable.  
 
 NBPTS Eligibility Requirements
 NC Eligibility Requirements
for State Loan

At least 3 years experience as a pre-K-12 classroom teacher or counselor in a public or private school. 
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A teacher or counselor paid entirely from state funds.  The candidate has no previous use of state funds for NBC process.
 A bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.     
 Three full years of teaching in NC Public Schools.
 A valid teaching license or a license to practice as a school counselor. 
 A Continuing NC license.
  Engagement in direct classroom instruction, library/media or counseling 70% of the time over the course of the academic year.
 
 
National Board is currently accepting applications for the 2016-17 certification cycle.   For more information, the Guide to National Board Certification can be found on the documents page.
 
Please contact Angie Wood at angela.wood@cabarrus.k12.nc.us.  if you have questions or if you are interested in joining a Canvas course to collaborate with others in Cabarrus County Schools.
 
Last Modified on July 21, 2016
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