What is expected of Candidates for National Board Certification?

The certification process for National Board Certification is designed to collect standards-based evidence of accomplished practice. In all certificate areas, candidates for National Board Certification are required to complete four components: three portfolio entries, which you submit online, and a computer-based assessment, which is administered to you at a testing center.

Computer-based assessment

  • Component 1: Content Knowledge assessment

Portfolio entries

  • Component 2: Differentiation in Instruction
  • Component 3: Teaching Practice and Learning Environment
  • Component 4: Effective and Reflective Practitioner


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