National Board offers resources to candidates through all stages of completing the National Board Certification process. The information and resources provided relate to the certification process, including important instruction and policy documents. First-Time Candidate Resources will support you as you make decisions in completing your portfolio and prepare for the Assessment Center.
These materials and handouts give you the opportunity to ethically prepare for the Assessment Center. Access: Certificates, Standards and Instructions; Guide to National Board Certification; Request for Testing Accommodations.
The NBPTS Directory lists NBCTs by multiple search categories. You may find NBCTs in your school, district, or area. You may find an NBCT in your certificate area to coach you to learn about the NBPTS materials and to analyze and reflect on evidence as you explore the materials; plan; gather videos, student work, instructional materials, and documentation; and draft your written commentaries. Not all NBCTs have been trained to mentor. The National Board Resource Center also offers candidate support to Illinois' Candidates through Face-to-Face Cohorts, Online Cohorts, and at school sites that are recognized as National Board Professional Development Schools.