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