CCS employees interested in pursuing National Boards are encouraged to join the  Canvas Course.

     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:


    • 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.
                                                                 2017-2018 Important Dates and Deadlines

    Registration Window

    April 1, 2017-January 31, 2018

    Registration (includes payment of $75 fee)

    January 31, 2018

    Component Selection (includes payment of component fees)

    January 31, 2018

    Change of Certificate and/or Specialty AreaJanuary 31, 2018

    Change of Component Selection

    January 31, 2018

    Window Withdrawal Deadline

    January 31, 2018

    ePortfolio Submission Window

    April - May, 2018

    Component 1: Content Knowledge Testing Window

    April-June, 2018

    Scores Released

    On or before December 31, 2018

     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. 
    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.
    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.  i
Last Modified on May 19, 2017