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National Board Certification 2020-2021

Informational Webinar on September 22, 2020 @ 7pm.  Register here.  A zoom link will be sent out to you a week prior to the webinar.

Initial Candidates:  

Given the unusual year, which is upon us, we will be facilitating candidates on one of two nights per month (Monday or Tuesday).  Your montly cohort meeting will provide you with information about the component directions, opportunities to collaborate with other candidates, and lots of time for your questions.  Additionally, each candidate will be paired with an NBCT in your certificate area (if possible), who will check in with you monthly to answer questions, provide feedback on some of your work, etc.  Most new candidates should expect to work on Components 1 and 4 this year.

Continuing Candidates:

Continuing candidates will participate in a monthly meeting and be paired with an NBCT for more personalized support, along with the Initial Candidates.

Continuing Candidates who are submitting October 16th.

Juliette Longchamp will be holding separate weekly meetings to check in with your progress and support you to achieve this deadline.  

Renewal or "Maintenance of Certification" Candidates

This year, NBPTS is rolling out the new "MOC" which will replace the renewal process from past years.  These candidates will meet once per month, first as a large group, and then in smaller breakout groups with a lead faciliator (who is also maintening their certification). The syllabus for the course can be downloaded here.  Registration form will be linked to this page when a course number has been assigned by Castleton University. 

General Information on NBC with Vermont-NEA

Vermont-NEA is the Candidate Support Provider for National Board Certification.  Although this is a voluntary certification, it is a natural continuum of our profession.  Accomplished professional teachers, as evidenced by National Board Certification,  is a growing voice of our profession.  Anyone with questions about National Board Certification should address them to Dr. Juliette Longchamp at [email protected]


NBPTS has a website for board certified teachers and those wishing to become board certified.  

Click here for the Guide to National Board Certification.

For NBPTS resources including videos, handouts, and other important information can be found here.  Below, you will find an informational Prezi and short videos.



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