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 weight 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.boardcertifiedteachers.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 2007 or November 2008, the 2016-17 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 www.boardcertifiedteachers.org.  There, you’ll 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.

Regional Sessions – Initial Certification

Unsure of which NCAE Region you’re in?  Click here for the NCAE Regional Map.  Locations are begin finalized and will be updated by October 31, 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!  Click here for information about the Northeast Network’s sessions.

Spring Seminar I:  Reading & Coaching with NBCTs – Register

Need a place or a space away from it all, just to get some work done?  Need to connect to NBCTs who are trained coached, ready to work with candidates?  This session is a one-day opportunity for you to work on your component(s) and with NBCTs so that you can continue moving forward in your journey!  We work to have a 4:1 ratio for candidates and coaches.  While we can’t guarantee a coach in every certificate area, we can guarantee they’ve all been trained in working with candidates who are in process.  Lunch is provided.

 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.

Please note:  This session is geared towards Initial candidates for National Board Certification.  Renewal Candidates should register for the Renewal Spring Seminar.

Spring Seminar II:  Guided Reading & Working – Register

In this session, candidates will have the opportunity to work to uncover their own evidence, ensuring that they’ve tightly wound their writing around evidence found in their teaching practices.  Candidates will be guided through a series of steps to seek evidence in their written products, and will be able to repeat the exercise as needed for more than once component.  We also offer a working space so that those candidates who need time and space just to work can have just that.  The guided reading session will run twice – once in the morning, and once in the afternoon.  Lunch is provided.

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.  Please note:  This session is geared towards Initial candidates for National Board Certification.  There will not be renewed NBCTs on site during Spring Seminar II.

Regional Sessions – Renewal of Certification

Spring Seminar:  Guided Reading & Working – Register

In this session, candidates will have the opportunity to work to uncover their own evidence, ensuring that they’ve tightly wound their writing around evidence found in their teaching practices.  Candidates will be guided through a series of steps to seek evidence in their written products, and will be able to repeat the exercise as needed for more than once component.  We also offer a working space so that those candidates who need time and space just to work can have just that.  The guided reading session will run twice – once in the morning, and once in the afternoon.  Lunch is provided.

NCAE Members – $15

Non-NCAE Members – $40