Revisions to Certification Process

Certification has been revised to make the process more flexible and efficient for teachers, incorporate the latest research, and reduce the cost.

Since NBCTs have a proven track record of improving student learning and achievement, the National Board is committed to reducing barriers unrelated to the quality of a teacher’s practice to enable more teachers to achieve certification. Beginning in the 2014-15 school year, candidates will be able to choose the order in which they complete the components of the certification process.