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 Application for the Illinois NB
First Time 2017-2018 Spring Candidate Fee Subsidy-CLOSED

Fall Candidate Fee Subsidy to open -September 6, 2017

The National Board Resource Center (NBRC) at Illinois State University is excited to announce that the Spring 2017-2018 window for the Illinois NB Candidate Fee Subsidy is open from Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. until Sunday, May 21, 2017 at midnight.

Read ALL documents below for complete details regarding the application for the Illinois NB Candidate Fee Subsidy.

 IMPORTANT DATES (The information below reflects the Spring 2017 application process):

Step 1:

Before proceeding with the Illinois NB Candidate Fee Subsidy application process it is mandatory that you read these documents:

  1. Read and understand the Revisions to the National Board Certification.
  2. Read Details about the Illinois NB Candidate Fee Subsidy Application.
  3. Read the Criteria for Priority document.
  4. MUST READ document

Step 2:

  1. Complete the Spring 2017 Practice Application before proceeding to the online application for the Illinois NB Candidate Fee Subsidy.

Step 3:  CLOSED

February 15, 2017  (10:00 a.m.) –

May 21, 2017 (midnight)

Complete the online Illinois NB Candidate Fee Subsidy application. ( CLOSED and will RE-OPEN on SEPTEMBER 6, 2017 AT 10AM)

  • It is best to use Mozilla Firefox, Chrome or Safari. DO NOT use Internet Explorer

Step 4:

March 1, 2017 (4:00 p.m.)

The names of the candidates who have applied to receive the Illinois NB Candidate Fee Subsidy will begin to be posted on the Verified/Waiting List beginning on March 1, 2017 at 4 pm and then each business day, Monday through Thursday, until the Illinois NB Candidate Fee Subsidy application closes.

Please allow 3-5 business days for your application to be processed.

Candidates will be notified by email if there are issues with the application or if they are added to the Waiting List.

Step 5:

April 1, 2017 - (Not before this date)

June 4, 2017 (4:00 p.m.) Final date

Register with NBPTS.

Registration does not start until April 1 -ONLY register for the 2017-2018 cycle.

Refer to the Guide to Board Certification (page 22) for screen shots to guide you through the NB registration.

  • Release to the third party (step 4 of the NB registration).
  • "PAY" the yearly, non-refundable $75 registration processing fee (step 6 of NB registration).
  • Select ONLY components one and three. Do not pay for these components.

For all questions about step 5, please call NBPTS directly at 1.800.22TEACH.

Step 6:

May 21, 2017 (midnight)

This is the last day the NBRC at Illinois State University will accept applications for the 2017-2018 Illinois NB Candidate Fee Subsidy Application. The deadline to complete the application is midnight.

Step 7:

May 24, 2017 (10:00 a.m.)

Illinois NB candidates on the WAITING LIST will start to be moved to the Verified List as outlined in the Criteria for Priority.

Step 8:

June 5, 2017 (2:00 p.m.) First posting

June 12, 2017 (2:00 p.m.) Final posting

NBRC schedule for posting the Approval List for those who qualify for the Illinois NB Candidate Fee Subsidy.

Step 9:

July - August, 2017

A Candidate Support Registration message will be sent to all approved candidates once their name has been added to the Approval List. ALL approved candidates are expected to complete the candidate support registration at that time.

September 2017

NBRC candidate support begins.


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