First-time and Returning Candidates

The resources on this page are intended for candidates who began the National Board Certification process in 2014 and later. Here you can access certificate-specific standards, overviews of the certification components available in 2014, and important policy and procedure documents.

Certificates, Standards,
and Instructions


Component 1:

Component 2:

Guide to
National Board Certification

Choosing the Right 
Certificate Area


Request for
Testing Accommodations

Eligibility Verification Forms
and Documents

Adult Release Form

Student Release Form (English)

Student Release Form (Spanish)

Assessment Center
Policy Guidelines

Scoring Guide

EAYA World Languages
Candidates Prerequisite FAQ