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National Board Certified Teachers

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National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs)

Steven Mueller

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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 awards clock hours to National Board Certified candidates and teachers.

NBCT Certification Renewal/Maintenance of Certification

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.​

Leadership Opportunities

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