Illinois State University
Illinois State University
Jump over the College navigation bar.

 Application for the
2016-2017 Illinois NB Renewal Candidate Fee Subsidy


This is an exciting time as the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) and legislators continue to support National Board Certification. Thanks to the hard work of many NBCTs, National Board Certification in Illinois has been fortunate to have continued funding allocated for candidate fees for the past ten years. With the budget issues in Illinois as they are, this gesture demonstrates respect for the National Board Certification process and for the over 6,000 NBCTs in Illinois.

If you are in your eighth or ninth year as a National Board Certified Teacher (NBCT), it is time to begin the NBCT renewal process. By renewing your certification, you can demonstrate that your professional practice remains consistent with the high and rigorous standards for your subject area. Read about Renewal of National Board Certification, the process, application, renewal calendar, and more.

To qualify for the Illinois NB Renewal Candidate Fee Subsidy:

  • You must be in your eighth or ninth year as an NBCT.
  • You must have already completed the National Board (NB) registration for NB Renewal and made a personal payment for the $1,250 fee directly to NB through your NB Account by the January 17, 2017 deadline.
  • You must compile, complete and submit a Profile of Professional Growth (PPG) to NB by the May 17, 2017 submission deadline.
  • Your Illinois teaching license must be current and unencumbered (e.g. not suspended or revoked).
  • You must hold a valid Illinois Professional Educator License (PEL).
  • You must hold a valid Illinois Educator Identification License Number (IEIN).
  • Renewal candidates who are not actively teaching but plan to establish a relationship and work with students of a colleague in order to complete renewal must meet the Illinois teaching licensure requirements.
  • You must be employed as a full-time teacher and/or administrator in an Illinois Public School.
  • You must complete the Illinois NB Renewal Candidate Fee Subsidy online application no later than April 30, 2017 by midnight.

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

Step 1:

No later than January 17, 2017

Make a personal payment for the $1,250 fee using the NBPTS MY PROFILE system for applying and paying for renewal.

Step 2:

Complete the Practice Application BEFORE proceeding to the online application for the Illinois NB Renewal Candidate Fee Subsidy application. Links are provided to information within this document and will make it easier to complete the online application.

Note: Do not send the practice application to the NBRC.

Step 3:

Opens December 7, 2016 (10:00 a.m.)

and

Closes April 30, 2017 (midnight)

Complete the Illinois NB Renewal Candidate Fee Subsidy online application.

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

Step 4:

December 13, 2016

Through

May 3, 2017, midnight

Check for your name on the Renewal Approval List. The names of the renewal candidates who have applied to receive the Illinois NB Renewal Candidate Fee Subsidy and are approved for the funding (based on completion of requirements) will begin to be posted on the APPROVAL LIST until the Illinois NB Renewal Candidate Fee Subsidy application closes on April 30, 2017 (midnight). Names of applicants will be posted on the NBRC website every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from December13, 2016 through May 3, 2017 (excluding holidays). Being approved only means that you have completed the application and all of your information is accurate. 

Step 5:

May 17, 2017

Submit your completed Profile of Professional Growth (PPG) to NBPTS by the May 17, 2017 deadline.

Step 6:

July 2017-August 2017

  • Payments of $1,250 will be made to NBPTS for ONLY the Renewal Candidates who completed ALL of the required steps listed above.
  • NBPTS will apply the Illinois NB Renewal Candidate Fee Subsidy payment of $1,250 to the NB Account of those NBCTs who completed all of the required steps listed above.
  • The $1,250 will be credited directly to the individual renewal candidate’s credit card which was used to make the original personal payment of the $1,250 renewal fees to NBPTS.
  • The $1,250 will NOT be paid directly to the renewal candidate.
2017-02-09T10:13:00.948-06:00 2017
©