Certificates, Standards, and Instructions for First-time Candidates (New Portfolio, beginning 2014-2015 School Year)

    NBPTS Channel on Youtube

    The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards has joined the nonprofit channels on YouTube. View NBPTS videos as well as National Board Certified Teachers discussing the effect National Board Certification has on classrooms, schools and communities.

    Grants for National Board Certification

    Through the National Board Scholarship Program (NBSP), you may be eligible for scholarships from the generous organizations. All scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. If you have questions about scholarships, please e-mail NBPTS directly. Please do not send inquiries to supporting organizations.

    Before you apply for a scholarship, make sure you have submitted your candidate application and paid the initial $500 fee. Your scholarship application cannot be processed until this has occurred. Please wait 3 business days after applying for National Board Certification before submitting a scholarship application.


    Alabama NBPTS Website

    Alabama NBPTS wants to help NBCTs across the state support certification candidates, work to improve education in local schools and across the state, and to discover places of leadership in our profession. 

    Goals:  to provide a connections between Alabama teachers and NBPTS and between Alabama NBCTs and to provide a support system for NBCTs as they support candidates, share ideas and concerns, work to improve our schools, and seek leadership positions.


    National Board for Professional Teaching Standards

    NBPTS is an independent, nonprofit, nonpartisan and nongovernmental organization. It was formed in 1987 to advance the quality of teaching and learning by developing professional standards for accomplished teaching, creating a voluntary system to certify teachers who meet those standards and integrating certified teachers into educational reform efforts.

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