Teachers have the opportunity to engage in a high level of professional development through the National Board Certification process. The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards is currently revising the National Board Certification process to be more efficient and affordable and to give teachers flexibility in scheduling over time. The NBRC offers teachers support from making the decision to begin, to applying for the fee subsidy and learning about the process, to completing each of the components. Continue to check this site as more details emerge about the application and revisions to the NBPTS process.
2017 Illinois National Board Resource Awareness PowerPoint Presentation-- This presentation includes information about:
Newly Revised National Board Certification process.
Why Illinois teachers should seek National Board Certification.
Available support to Illinois candidates.
Next steps to apply for National Board Certification and the Illinois Candidate Fee Subsidy.
The Illinois NBPTS Candidate Fee Subsidy Window opened again, Wednesday, February 15, 2017 and will close May 21, 2017 at midnight. Check the NBRC website for more information.
Candidates will be able to register with NBPTS in Spring 2017 and begin the process in Fall 2017. Check the NBPTS website for more information.