The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) - is an organization whose mission is to advance the quality of teaching and learning by: maintaining high and rigorous standards for what accomplished teachers should know and be able to do; providing a national voluntary system certifying teachers who meet these standards, and; advocating related education reforms to integrate National Board Certification in American education and to capitalize on the expertise of National Board Certified Teachers. For more information on the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards and the National Board Certification process.
There are no federal funding sources available to provide fee subsidy support to National Board initial candidates.
State funds are available for limited fee support for initial and renewal candidates. Click on the following links to print Initial and renewal candidate subsidy applications. Subsidies are awarded on a first come, first served basis and will be accepted until December 1, 2017, or until funds are depleted.
Individuals who achieve National Board Certification during the term of their current professional license are eligible to apply for a 10 year accomplished teaching license, located here