Assessment Center Testing

The National Board has engaged Pearson VUE to deliver the online assessment of National Board Certification at locations across the United States.

During the testing window, all field test participants and first-time and retake candidates will schedule a testing appointment online at or by phone at 1-888-288-3028, Monday - Friday, from 7am – 7pm, CST.*

*World Language candidates and candidates with approved testing accommodations must call the Accommodations Program Coordinator at 1-888-288-3028 to schedule an appointment. 

2016 Testing Window

Program Testing Window

First-time and returning candidates

(you started the process in 2014 or later)

April 19 – June 15, 2016

Retake candidates

(you started the process prior to 2014 and the revisions to the assessment)

March 1 – June 15, 2016

Assessment Center Resources

Use the resources below to guide you in preparing for your assessment center appointment. As you prepare for you appointment, please keep in mind that you will be required to demonstrate knowledge of developmentally appropriate content, which is necessary for teaching across the full age range and ability level of your chosen certificate area.  Click here to access your certificate specific assessment instructions and scoring rubrics.


Assessment Center Policy and Guidelines: First-time and Returning Candidates | Retake Candidates
Request for Testing Accommodations 
Tutorials and Practice