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What is National Board Certification?

Explore the What, Why, and How of National Board Certification here. Discover a process that many teachers feel is the most profound professional development of their career. Meet our California Accomplished Teaching Ambassadors to learn more about local opportunities throughout the state.

Celebrating our Newest NBCTs!

On February 9, 2019, we will celebrate our newest NBCTs with a lunch, pinning ceremony, and remarks from distinguished education leaders.

You can watch our recording from last year starting at minute 25:00.

Candidate Support Program 2018-2019

Join us on an amazing professional learning journey! It's not too late because you now have three years to submit all four components. Look over our Foundations course or join our candidate support. We offer three kinds: 

  1. Face-to-face attending sessions at Stanford;
  2. Hybrid model attending some or no sessions face-to-face and most sessions remotely;
  3. Online course in Canvas in which you receive the content and graphic organizers but don't collaborate with us. This is most effective if you already have a support network locally, and you want to use our support materials.  

2018 Score Release!

NBPTS has announced that scores will be released on December 1, 2018.Please make sure you can log into your National Board profile before that day! The NBRC wishes all candidates the best! As you wait for the scores, enjoy candidate and NBCT comments about the process.

Introductory Seminar Information

Our 2019 dates are available now!   You can still join us this year, but now you can also learn about the process in 2019. If you're interested in learning about National Board Certification before then watch our Presentation to review the details of the process. 

Instructional Leadership Corps News

The Instructional Leadership Corps (ILC) is a collaborative effort between the National Board Resource Center (NBRC) at Stanford, the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education (SCOPE), and the California Teachers Association (CTA). Its focus is building a statewide network of accomplished classroom teachers and other education leaders who support the implementation of schoolwide professional learning around the California Standards in ELA and Mathematics, and the Next Generation Science Standards. Read more to learn about member-created resources available to use and about joining this effort. Watch this video  that shares the story of how a professional development model of teachers teaching teachers has taken root in Yuba City, CA.  Download our brochure.

Renewal Support

Advance your professional growth by renewing your National Board certificate.  Join us to learn about this reflective process.

Exploring Teacher Leadership

Exploring Teacher Leadership: An Opportunity for Action

Linda Darling-Hammond, Stanford Professor Emeritus and CEO of LPI and Eric Heins, President of CTA gave the opening remarks about the new opportunities and need for teacher leadership within the changing landscape of our California education system. This is a unique and exciting time to be in education in California.  You can watch the live stream of the opening remarks  from 9:30-10:30 AM. Explore the resources connected with our breakout sessions: 

Professional Facilitator Training

Join us to become a trained National Board Professional Learning facilitator! August  3 and 4 ( with a pre-seminar on August 2) on the Stanford campus.

National Board Support in California


The National Board Resource Center acts as one of the coordinators of  National Board certification efforts in California. Click to meet our new California National Board ambassadors, find a network near you, and find out about candidate support opportunities in your area of California.