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National Board Certification

National Board Certified Teachers are highly accomplished educators who meet high and rigorous standards. Like board-certified doctors and accountants, teachers who achieve National Board Certification have met these rigorous standards through intensive study, expert evaluation, self-assessment and peer review. National Board for Professional Teaching Standards offers 25 certificates that cover a variety of subject areas and student developmental levels. For further information on National Board Certification, go to

To add National Board Certification to your license;

  1. Complete page one of the applicationdownload pdf file
  2. Copy of National Board Certification with validity dates (date issued and expiration date). If you do not have your certificate, go to the next click on the tab ‘Get Involved’; next under ‘Stay Connected’ click on NBCT Directory to get the information needed. To locate the information on that page only put your name as it appears on your letter from NBCT---do not complete the other sections on the page. This should ensure a successful search                       

Only 2 sheets of paper are needed to add National Board Certification.  Please do not send additional information.

You may check our Educator License Information web site to verify receipt of licensure information. Unless you already know your license number we suggest first using the public search option to locate your license number by only entering your first and last name as listed on the application. Click on the name, the license information will be revealed. If you already hold a license and know your license number you may use the Educator Log in option.