Can I complete certification in one year?

National Board Certification will roll out over the course of three cycles:

Once all components are available, completing National Board Certification may take anywhere from one year to five years, depending on the approach you take, under the following guidelines: 

  • You may take one or more components per year. 
  • You must attempt each of the four components within a three year period. 
  • After each initial attempt of a component, you will have two opportunities to retake.


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