Clock Hour Information for National Board Candidates and NBCTs
National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs)
Candidates and NBCTs are eligible for clock hours based upon their participation in the National Board Certification process. Salary advancement based on clock hour accumulation is determined by the employer.
In September of 2018, PESB revised WAC 181-85-033 to provide clock hours per component submission and to renewal candidates. Individuals are eligible for clock hours according to the policy in place when they first submitted a National Board component.
For candidates whose first component submission was prior to 2018:
OSPI awards up to 90 clock hours to National Board candidates and teachers. These are offered in two allotments.
- 45 clock hours to National Board candidates upon "completion" of the National Board process. This includes submission of components 2-4 and the assessment for component 1. OSPI reviews a list of "completers" from NBPTS in the fall for comparison with submission data from the most recent cycle. All identified candidates will be sent documentation to sign and return to their district.
- 45 clock hours upon certification, before December 31. OSPI receives an additional list from NBPTS of all newly certified NBCTs. All identified candidates will be sent documentation to sign and return to their district.
For candidates whose first component or renewal submission was in 2018 or later:
OSPI awards up to 200 clock hours to National Board candidates and teachers. Clock hours are only available when directly requested by the candidate.
- 50 clock hours per complete component submission; up to 200 total for completion of all components. NBPTS provides OSPI with a report that is used to verify component submissions in the previous cycle. Clock hours are requested via survey. Eligible candidates will be sent documentation to sign and return to their district.
- 200 clock hours for National Board Renewal candidates upon verification of the complete Profile of Professional Growth. OSPI verifies submissions around score release in November. Clock hours are requested via survey. Eligible candidates will be sent documentation to sign and return to their district.
NOTE: Complete submissions are verified through NBPTS only. OSPI cannot accept verification directly through the candidate or NBCT.