National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Certification Testing

The founding mission of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (National Board) is to advance the quality of teaching and learning by: 

  • Maintaining high and rigorous standards for what accomplished teachers should know and be able to do;
  • Providing a national voluntary system certifying teachers who meet these standards;
  • Advocating related education reforms to integrate National Board Certification in American education and to capitalize on the expertise of National Board Certified Teachers.

The National Board has engaged Pearson VUE to deliver the online assessment of National Board Certification at locations across the United States.

The National Board is an independent, nonprofit organization working to advance accomplished teaching for all students. Please visit www.boardcertifiedteachers.org for complete information about the National Board Certification process.

Scheduling and Testing Information for First–Time or Returning Candidates

Intended for candidates who began the certification process after March, 2014.

You can take Component 1: Content Knowledge at the Pearson Professional Centers from April 19 through June 15, 2016.

After you schedule your test, Pearson VUE will send a confirmation letter listing the date and time of your exam appointment. The letter will also list the address and phone number of, and directions to the test center.

The tutorial for your exam experience is located at a link below.

It is important to review the Assessment Center Policies and Guidelines available on the National Board website http://www.boardcertifiedteachers.org/assessment-center.

Scheduling and Testing Information for Retake Candidates

Intended for candidates who began the certification process in 2013-14 or earlier, prior to the revisions

You can take your Assessment Center exercises at the Pearson Professional Centers from March 1 through June 15, 2016.

After you schedule your test, Pearson VUE will send a confirmation letter listing the date and time of your exam appointment. The letter will also list the address and phone number of, and directions to the test center.

The tutorial for your exam experience is located at a link below.

It is important to review the Assessment Center Policies and Guidelines for Retake candidates available on the National Board website http://www.boardcertifiedteachers.org/assessment-center.

Last updated 2016-02-05