National Board Certified Teachers
National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs)
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Washington offers a bonus to all eligible K-12 public school NBCTs.
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.
OSPI awards clock hours to National Board Certified candidates and teachers.
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. Beginning in 2021, NBPTS is switching from a 10 year renewal process, to a 5 year Maintenance of Certification process.
Become a National Board facilitator, share the process with others, and learn more about our partners, CSTP and WEA.