National Board Certification

Have you considered National Board Certification?

NYSUT is pleased to support our members interested in pursuing National Board Certification. To provide greater equity and access, NYSUT is now working with new facilitator training materials developed and provided free of charge by the certifying organization - the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. Because these NPBTS materials are the most current and most closely aligned training materials to support the National Board Program for our members, Jump Start materials will be retired from NYSUT PLF training and should no longer be used in New York.



  • NBPTS Core Connections – Upcoming Webinars, Replays and Resources designed for all educators.
  • Greater Rochester is holding a free NBC Interest Session on 10/7/21 from 4:00-6:00 pm via Zoom. For more information. To register.


  • About National Board Certification

    Like board-certified doctors and accountants, teachers who achieve National Board Certification have met rigorous standards through intensive study, expert evaluation, self-assessment and peer review.

  • What You Need To Know

    Fact Sheet 17-16: National Board Certification 

    What's required? Is funding available? Learn more about National Board Certification and how it can help you.

  • New York State Albert Shanker Grant Program

    Eligible New York State public school teachers may receive funding to defray the costs when seeking their first National Board Certification. Find out more about the candidate application process and reimbursement, the grant period when applications will be accepted, and to check eligibility.
  • Submit Your Question

    NYSUT members may use our online submission form to ask questions about pursuing National Board Certification in New York State.

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