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

For NBCTs

Update Your Profile
Please let OSPI know if your contact or profile information has changed.

Teacher Bonus
Washington offers a bonus to all eligible K-12 public school NBCTs.

Washington State Teaching Certificate Renewal
Achieving National Board Certification entitles you to maintain your Washington state teaching certificate for 10 years. However, it is necessary to complete the appropriate OSPI certification paperwork in order to maintain your teaching certificate.

Clock Hour Information
OSPI gives 90 clock hours to National Board Certified candidates and teachers.

NBCT Certification Renewal
If you are in your eighth or ninth year as a NBCT, it’s time to begin the renewal process through NBPTS. The renewal portfolio entry is called the Profile of Professional Growth.

Leadership Opportunities
Become a National Board facilitator, share the process with others, and learn more about our partners, CSTP and WEA.

Profiles in Excellence: Washington State: Using a Statewide Coalition to Transform Teaching Through National Board Certification
This NBPTS report highlights Washington’s successful launch of a coalition involving state government, business and union leaders that helped springboard National Board Certification to the forefront of education reform in the state.

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