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 Application for the
Illinois NB Retake Candidate Fee Subsidy
Component One ONLY

**For candidates who submitted Component One during the 2015-2016 cycle**

***NOTE:  The state will only pay for you to take a retake component once.***


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. Please take a moment to contact your state legislator and thank them for their continued support for the National Board Certification.

If you are a RETAKE Candidate who submitted Component One during the 2015-2016 cycle, you may qualify for the Illinois NB RETAKE Candidate Fee Subsidy for Component One.

NOTE: Component Two RETAKE is NOT being funded at this time. The average of your component two, three, and four scores must be above 1.75. Due to the psychometrician’s analysis, the actual score required to certify won’t be fully determined until after all components have been submitted in 2017.

To qualify for the Illinois NB RETAKE Candidate Fee Subsidy:

  • You must have completed and submitted Component One during the submission window for the 2015-2016 cycle.
  • You must have received a score for Component One from NBPTS in December 2016.
  • You must have registered with NB and selected one or more of the Component One exercises by the January 31, 2017 deadline.
  • You must have made a personal payment to NB for the selected Component One exercises ($125 each) by the January 31, 2017 deadline.
  • Your Illinois teaching license must be current and unencumbered (e.g. not suspended or revoked).
  • You must be a recipient of the 2015-2016 Illinois NB Candidate Fee Subsidy ($1,900).
  • You must hold a valid Illinois Professional Educator License (PEL).
  • You must hold a valid Illinois Educator Identification License Number (IEIN).
  • Retake candidates who are not actively teaching but plan to establish a relationship and work with students of a colleague in order to retake Component One must meet the Illinois teaching licensure requirements.
  • You must be teaching in an Illinois Public School.
  • You must complete the Illinois NB RETAKE Candidate Fee Subsidy online application no later than April 30, 2017 by midnight.
  • You must complete for scoring the RETAKE Component One: Content Knowledge Testing Window exercise(s) which you selected in your NB Account registration by the NBPTS June 15, 2017 deadline.

Support Information:
Scoring Guide—Must Read pages 24-34

Resources

Direct all questions regarding the Assessment Center (Component One) to NBPTS at 1.800.22TEACH.

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

Step 1:

No later than January 31, 2017.

Complete the NBPTS RETAKE registration for Component One (one or more exercises) and make a personal payment for the RETAKE fees ($125 per exercise) using your NB Account system for applying and paying for retaking component one.

Step 2:

Complete the Practice Application before proceeding to the online application for the Illinois NB Retake Candidate Fee Subsidy application. Links are provided to information within this document and will make it easier to complete the online application.  DO NOT send the practice application to the NBRC.

Step 3:

December 7, 2016, 10:00 a.m.

through

April 30, 2017, midnight

Complete the Illinois NB Retake 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

The names of the retake candidates who have applied to receive the Illinois NB Retake Candidate Fee Subsidy and are approved for the funding will begin to be posted on the Approval List until the Illinois NB Retake Candidate Fee Subsidy application closes on April 30, 2017 (midnight). Final approvals will be posted May 3, 2017. Being approved only means that you have completed the application and all of your information is accurate. The funds will only be paid if all required steps are followed.

Step 5:

April 30, 2017 (midnight)

This is the last day the National Board Resource Center will accept applications for the 2016-2017 Illinois NB Retake Candidate Fee Subsidy application. The deadline to complete and submit the application is midnight.

Step 6:

May 3, 2017

This is the final date that the names of the approved retake candidates will be added to the Illinois NB Retake Candidate Fee Subsidy APPROVAL LIST.

Step 7:

April 1, 2017

Through

June 15, 2017

Complete Component 1: Content Knowledge Testing exercise(s) by the NBPTS June 15, 2017 deadline.

Step 8:

July 2017-August 2017

  • Payments of $125 per Component One Retake exercise for a maximum of $500 will be made to NBPTS for ONLY the Retake Candidates who completed ALL of the required steps listed above.
  • NBPTS will apply the Illinois NB Retake Candidate Fee Subsidy payment of $125 per Retake exercise for a maximum of $500 to the NB Account of those Illinois 2015-2016 candidates who completed all of the required steps listed above.
  • The Illinois NB Retake Candidate Fee Subsidy will be credited directly to the individual retake candidate’s credit card which was used to make the original personal payment of the $125 per Component One exercise for a maximum of $500 to NBPTS.
  • The Illinois NB Retake Candidate Fee subsidy payment will NOT be paid directly to the retake candidate.
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