National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Certification Testing

The founding mission of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards 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.

National Board for Professional Teaching Standards has engaged Pearson VUE to deliver the online assessment of National Board Certification at locations across the United States.

National Board for Professional Teaching Standards is an independent, nonprofit, nonpartisan and nongovernmental organization. Please visit www.boardcertifiedteachers.org for complete information about the National Board Certification process.

Scheduling and Testing Information for First–Time Candidates

Intended for candidates beginning their National Board Certification process in 2014-15

You can take Component 1: Content Knowledge at the Pearson Professional Centers from March 26 through June 15, 2015.

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 www.boardcertifiedteachers.org.

Scheduling and Testing Information for Retake Candidates

Intended for candidates who began their process prior to 2014-15 candidate cycle

You can take your Assessment Center exercises at the Pearson Professional Centers from March 2 through June 15, 2015.

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 www.boardcertifiedteachers.org.

Scheduling and Testing Information for Field Test Participants

Intended for those selected by National Board to participate in the 2015 field tests

The testing dates for the field tests vary. You can schedule your field test appointment here once you have received notification that you are authorized to test. The dates you can test will be stated on the notification.

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.

If you are taking both the selected response (SRI) and constructed response (CRI) field test exams, you can schedule consecutive (back-to-back) appointments online or by phone. For online scheduling, after selecting your first exam you will be directed to another screen where you will click on “Add another exam to take on the same day.”
The tutorial for your field test experience is the same as for first-time candidates.

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

It is important to review the Assessment Center Policies and Guidelines available for Field Test Candidates on the National Board website www.boardcertifiedteachers.org.

For more information on the National Board Field Tests: http://boardcertifiedteachers.org/national-board-field-tests.

Last updated 2015-03-06