For Candidates

Welcome, National Board candidates! This is your hub for information and resources related to the certification process, including important instruction and policy documents. These documents are specific to each type of candidate, so read the descriptions below carefully to find the correct documents for your candidacy. You'll want to bookmark this page and check back often as you continue along your journey. 

  • First-time and Returning candidates: If you began as a first-time candidate in the 2014-15 candidate cycle or later, please click here.
  • Retake candidates: If you are a retake candidate who began the certification process prior to the revisions to the assessment, please click here.
  • Renewal candidates: If you are a renewal candidate in the 2015-16 cycle, click here for information related to your candidacy.