The National Board has implemented an electronic portfolio submission system, ePortfolio, which simplifies and enhances the way candidates compile and submit materials for evaluation.

During the portfolio submission window, all field test participants and first-time, retake and renewal candidates will submit their materials online at http://www.nbpts.nesinc.com/Home.aspx. (Note: If you are accessing the ePortfolio system for the first time, you will be required to create an ePortfolio account before you can register your voucher code(s) or submit your materials. This account is separate from your National Board account.)

2016 Submission Window

Program Submission Window

First-time and returning candidates

(you started the process in 2014 or later)


April 1–May 18, 2016

All submissions are due by 11:59 p.m. Central time

Retake candidates

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

Renewal candidates

Field Test participants

April 1–June 3

ePortfolio Resources

Use the resources below to guide you in preparing your material for electronic submission and in using the ePortfolio system.


Guide to Electronic Submission

The ABCs of Electronic Submission


Technical Guides and Troubleshooting

Digitizing Your Portfolio

  • Scanning and Submitting Your Hard-Copy Evidence  
  • Tips for Submitting Your Evidence as PDF Files for: Mac   | PC

Video Submissions

  • Recommended Video Formats and Settings
  • Video Conversion & Compression Guide for: Mac   | PC
  • Video Exporting Guide for: iMovie   | iPhoto   | Movie Maker

Troubleshooting Guides

  • Troubleshooting Tips for the ePortfolio System
  • Tips for Mac Users

Video Tutorials

  • Registering to use the ePortfolio System
  • Uploading your Materials to the ePortfolio System
  • Submitting your Materials