Certification Industry: Education
Certificate Name: National Board Certification (NBPTS)
Certificate Issuing Authority: NBPTS.org
National Board Certification was designed to develop, retain and recognize accomplished teachers and to generate ongoing improvement in schools nationwide. It is the most respected professional certification available in K-12 education.
Recognized as the “gold standard” in teacher certification, the National Board believes higher standards for teachers means better learning for students.
The National Board Certification process is designed to collect standards-based evidence of accomplished practice.
In all 25 certificate areas, candidates for National Board Certification must complete four components: three portfolio entries, submitted online, and a computer-based assessment, which is administered at a testing center.