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Maintenance of Certification Support

Advance your professional growth by renewing your National Board certificate through the Maintenance of Certification process.  Join us to learn about the MOC requirements and build community with other candidates.  The NBRC Maintenance of Certification support group is full for the 2021-2022 school year and we are no longer accepting new registrations. 

Online Candidate Support Program

Join us on an amazing professional learning journey! Our online program brings together educators from across the country for whole group and smaller, certificate area sessions. We welcome everyone regardless of certificate area or geography, and no application is required. Registration 2021-2022 support program is available at this linkPlease note that our program is currently fully for first-time and Maintainence of Certification candidates.  We welcome candidates advanced (retake) candidates who are resubmitting components to join by FEB 1, 2022.


The California Teachers Association and the National Board Resource Center at Stanford are partnering to launch a fully-funded cohort of 15 Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) teachers pursuing National Board Certification. Apply by Friday, October 15, 2021. 

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. 

Join the NBRC team!

The NBRC is accepting ongoing applications to join our team as a small group facilitator or component reader. All of the work is virtual, and NBCTs in any certificate area are encouraged to apply!

Attend an Informational Session

Virtual information sessions will be held in partnership with the California Teachers Association on  August 12 and August 25 from 4-5pm PST. All sessions will be the same, so there is no need to register for more than one. Click here for more info & registration. For those interested in learning more, please email Alissa Fong at 

Professional Learning Facilitator Training

We offer virtual sessions for Professional Learning Facilitators who support National Board candidates. All are welcome- even if you are brand new to the certification process!

Instructional Leadership Corps

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. Read about the policy and research around the ILC from Learning Policy Institute.

Resources for National Board Candidates and Educators: Understanding Accomplished Teaching

The NBRC partnered with the Center at Stanford for Excellence in Teaching (CSET) to offer an exciting new course at the Stanford Teaching Festival this summer. This course enabled teachers to reflect upon and analyze their teaching practice against the National Board standards.  As a result of our work, a collection of resources was created. We share them with all teachers to use to develop their practices to higher levels. 

Exploring Equity within Accomplished Teaching

Read about how we explored issues of equity and diversity within accomplished teaching. Here's the slideshow from the day!