National Board Certification (NBPTS) Details

Certification Industry: Education

Certificate Name: National Board Certification (NBPTS)

Certificate Issuing Authority: NBPTS.org

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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.


National Board Certification (NBPTS) Exam Details:

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.


Computer-based assessment

  1. Component 1: Content Knowledge

Portfolio entries

  1. Component 2: Differentiation in Instruction
  2. Component 3: Teaching Practice and Learning Environment
  3. Component 4: Effective and Reflective Practitioner
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