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National Board Certified Teachers

National Board Certification: Value for Teachers

Now more than ever, teachers must prove themselves in a constantly changing education landscape. Board certification allows teachers to hone their practice, showcase their talent in the classroom, and demonstrate their dedication to their students and their profession.

National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs) are recognized across the nation as having met the highest standards set by the profession. School and district administrators often look for NBCTs when making hiring decisions and identifying educators to serve as leaders in their schools. Many states and districts offer supports and incentives for educators who achieve board certification. Click here to see what’s available in your state.

Are you ready to pursue certification and join the largest network of accomplished teachers shaping the teaching profession? Great! Review the Process Overview, then click Apply Now to begin your journey.

Process Overview

Register

  • Sign In to your National Board account to submit your application (create an account first, if needed).
     
  • You must submit a new application, including your $75 annual registration fee, for each year you plan to complete a component. Note: If you already have an account, this is done in the existing account.