National Board Certification Support

Welcome to NCAE National Board Certification Support Information Central! 

Interested in pursuing National Board Certification, but not sure what it’s all about?  Already a candidate, and wondering what support is available?  NCAE is here to help!  Check out all of the support sessions workshops available to support you!

About Initial National Board Certification

The 2016-17 school year is the first year in which initial candidates are eligible to complete the process in one school year, as all four components are now available.  However, we recommend that you weigh all of your options with regards to your candidacy, in order to determine the best time frame and course of action for your journey to National Board Certification before committing to all four components in one year.

Need more information?  Please visit www.nbpts.org.  There, you can find the standards for each certificate area, as well as the actual component instructions for each of the four components.  You’ll also find the NBPTS Guide to Certification, which is quite helpful in understanding the process and scoring.

About National Board Certification Renewal

If you certified in November 2008 or November 2009, the 2017-18 school year is your opportunity to renew your National Board Certification!  (If you’re wondering when you renew, please click here to visit the renewal calendar from NBPTS.)  As a renewal candidate, you’ll complete the Profile of Professional Growth.  You have up to two attempts at renewal, which you can discover more about by reviewing the NBPTS publication Renewal at a Glance.

Need more information?  Please visit the Renewal Resources & Forms section on the website.  There you will find the most up-to-date standards for your certificate area, as well as more information regarding the renewal process.

NCAE NBC Support Sessions

The NCAE Center for Instructional Advocacy works to ensure that our support sessions are focused on candidates.  We work to ensure our sessions are targeted to meet the needs of candidates, based on the experiences of almost two decades of work in coaching candidates for initial and renewal of National Board Certification.  Our candidate coaches are trained in ethical candidate coaching and support, and are ready to work with you as you begin or continue your journey to National Board Certification.

This year, we’ve worked to ensure most of our sessions are focused on a more regionalized basis.  We’ve also partnered with the Northeast Network of NBCTs and Friends to ensure that there’s support for candidates all the way from Murphy to Manteo!  Please see below for information on support sessions throughout the 2016-17 school year.

Fall Regional National Board Support Sessions

Please make sure you review the type of National Board Support seminar(s) you sign up for this fall, winter or spring.  Unsure of which NCAE Region you’re in?  Click here for the NCAE Regional Map.  Locations are begin finalized and will be updated and will be included on confirmation e-mails.  Also, if you’re in Regions 7A & 7B, thanks to our great partnership with the Northeast Network of NBCTs and Friends, you’ll have access to TWO sets of support sessions throughout Region 7!

Fall Seminar I:  Initial Candidates Only

Fall Seminar I has a focus on the NBPTS Body of Knowledge, standards and writing.  This session will be an opportunity for you to connect with a National Board Certified Teacher, who is trained to coach candidates through the logistics of certification.  Space is limited to 30 participants in each seminar across the state, per track, so please complete this registration form selecting your site and submit your payment.

 NCAE Members – $15                                     Non-NCAE Members – $40

Please see the registration form for your selection of dates and locations.  You do not have to attend the session that is within your NCAE region; we have simply worked to ensure that there is a session in each of the NCAE regions over the course of the spring. Registration fee covers materials and lunch as well as connecting to NBCTs who have been trained to coach and support candidates.

Please note:  This session is geared towards Initial candidates for National Board Certification.

 

Fall Seminar II:  Initial Candidates Session

NCAE Members – $15                                     Non-NCAE Members – $40

Fall Seminar II for Initial Candidates, is a deep dive into the components, in which NBCTs lead candidates through the process of writing to demonstrate evidence of accomplished teaching. Space is limited to 30 participants in each seminar across the state, per track, so please complete this registration form selecting your site and submit your payment.

Please see the registration form for your selection of dates and locations.  You do not have to attend the session that is within your NCAE region; we have simply worked to ensure that there is a session in each of the NCAE regions over the course of the spring.  Please note:  This session is geared towards Initial candidates for National Board Certification.

 

Fall Seminar II:  Beginning the NBCT Renewal Process

NCAE Members – $15                                     Non-NCAE Members – $40

There will also be a NBCT Renewal track at the same sites as initial support this Fall II Seminar.  This session will provide support to candidates pursuing the next steps to maintaining their NBCT status.  Space is limited to 30 participants in each seminar across the state, per track, so please complete this form selecting your site and submit your payment.

More Regional Support Seminars for the Spring will be posted soon.

NBC Boot Camp February 1-3, 2018

Are you ready to dig into your process and really get moving? Join us at NCAE Boot Camp February 1-3, 2018 in Raleigh at the NCAE Center.

Candidates will be provided an opportunity to work, and will have NBCTs with a wide wealth of expertise available to bounce ideas and critique products. Candidates are in the driver’s seat at Boot Camp!

Two Day Session – 1.0 CEUs. The cost of boot camp for NCAE members is $175 and $400 for non-members. NCAE will provide:

  • work space, including wireless internet and access to printers and copiers for candidates needing to simply have time to work
  • access to support coaches who are experienced in group settings and one-on-one appointments
  • support sessions on topics such as understanding standards, unpacking components of National Board Certification, analyzing student work, and reflective writing
  • lodging at double occupancy, plus most meals during Boot Camp

Register Now!