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Important: Information regarding Washington state certification renewal for NBCT candidates >>>

For NBCT Candidates and Take One! Participants

Welcome to the National Board Certification Process—a challenging and rewarding opportunity for professional development! Here you will find the information you need to assist you as you work to achieve National Board Certification.

Certificate Areas
NBPTS offers certification in 25 certificate areas. This NBPTS resource offers information regarding all certificate areas as well as downloadable versions of standards and portfolio instructions.

Candidate Support
OSPI partners with several universities, districts, ESD’s and Education Associations throughout the state to support candidates through the certification process.

Retake Candidates
We encourage candidates who do not initially achieve certification to take advantage of the option to retake certain entries and/or exercises offered by NBPTS.

Your Portfolio and Assessment
There are two distinct parts to achievement National Board Certification: the portfolio entries and the assessment center exercises.

Take One!
Take One! is a standards-based professional development tool for improving teaching practice and links students' learning to effective instruction. Take One! participants can bank their score toward full candidacy.


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