National Board Certification

The West Virginia Department of Education’s (WVDE) National Board Certification (NBC) Support Program is an in-depth professional learning opportunity that allows participants to review and better understand the complete NBC standards and process. It exposes teachers to the process as well as the rigor, challenge and commitment the process entails. The Department’s NBC PL, which begins in the summer and continues throughout the school year, offers:

  • Structured and sustained support
  • One-on-One support provided by expert NBC mentor or cohort support group

To access a printable version of the National Board Certification Process – please visit this link.

The NBC Process

The National Board Certification program includes four certification components that can be completed over a three-year period. All candidates participating in this support program will be working on and receiving support for components 2 and 3.

  • Component 1: Content Knowledge Assessment – computer-based assessment
  • Component 2: Differentiation in Instruction – samples of student work and an accompanying written commentary
  • Component 3:  Teaching Practice and Learning – classroom-based portfolio entry that requires video recording(s) of interactions between you and your students. A written commentary in which you describe, analyze and reflect on your teaching and interactions will also be submitted.
  • Component 4: Effective and Reflective Practitioners – evidence of your impact across your professional responsibilities as an educator including your students, peers, and community

National Board Certification Awareness and Support – Virtual Sessions

National Board Certification Awareness
This session serves as an introduction to the NBC process with detailed information about the expectations and commitment required.

Date: July 20, 2020
Time: 9:00 am – 11:00 am and 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Cost: No cost
Session Location: Virtual Sessions through Microsoft Teams

National Board Certification Support
This session supports educators pursuing NBC. It provides insight and strategies on the process to help educators to be more successful. 

Date: July 22 and 24, 2020
Time: 9:00 am – 11:00 am and 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Cost: No cost
Session Location: Virtual Sessions through Microsoft Teams

Registration Form for National Board Virtual Sessions

Please contact Dr. Bridget Phillips with any questions.

National Board Certification Maintenance of Certification Renewal

This session supports educators who are looking to renew their National Board Certification. The session will provide valuable information about the maintenance of certification and renewal process from logistics and timelines to rubrics and guidelines for successfully maintaining or renewing National Board Certification.

Date: October 21 and 22, 2020
Location: Live Virtual Meetings Through Microsoft Office Teams

NB Renewal and MOC Registration

To access information about the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Certification process, please visit

To apply for National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Certification and related fee reimbursements, please visit the Office of Certification’s application forms website.

Office of Certification – Application Forms Website
Did you know?
  • As of 2019, 1046 educators received NBC in West Virginia?
  • West Virginia is ranked 14th in the country for the percentage of NBCTs that are a part of the educator population.
  • West Virginia is ranked 18th in the country for the number of NBCTs that are part of the educator population.