Washington State National Board Certification
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NBCT Spotlight

Beginning with the upcoming school year, we will be spotlighting an NBCT every Monday through a Medium account and social media campaign.

The intent of the NBCT Spotlight is to strengthen our National Board community, share the stories of what accomplished teachers are doing every day both in and out of the classroom, and emphasize the impact and importance of the National Board process to the greater Washington education community.

We are seeking nominations (self nominations are allowed and encouraged) of NBCTs to spotlight.

The nomination form is short and should include a short bio (200 words or less) of why we should highlight the great work within his/her classroom, building, and/or district. So think of those great NBCTs, their impact on student learning, their teacher leadership roles, and the voice they have to share and nominate them now.

Nominations are accepted from throughout local communities including supervisors, colleagues, parents, and students so help spread the word!


National Board Certification (NBCTs) is an advanced teaching credential. It complements, but does not replace, a state’s teacher license. It is valid for 5 years, and renewal candidates must begin the renewal process during their eighth or ninth years as NBCTs.

National Board Certified Teachers are highly accomplished educators who meet high and rigorous standards set by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS). With just over 10,000 NBCTs, Washington state has the third largest group of NBCTs in the nation.

To seek National Board Certification (NBCTs) you must meet the following requirements prior to applying:

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree
  • Have completed three full years of K-12 teaching/counseling experience
  • Possess a valid state teaching/counseling license

Become a Candidate For Candidates For NBCTs


NB Matters video
This video, featuring Washington State NBCTs, highlights the direct impact the National Board process has had on their students and professional career.

National Board Matters from WA TPEP.

   Updated 10/10/2018

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