Interested in the step in your career? National Board Certification

Watch a Recorded NBPTS Introductory Webinar

to learn more.  

NBPTS has free workshops and awareness sessions

Current NBPTS NY State Profile 2021-share this with an interested administrator!

New York State now has 2,306 NBCTs
1,386 educators pursuing National Board Certification!
Special thanks to NYSED, NYSUT, NYS Teacher Centers, Districts,

BOCES and facilitators for their support.

NBCNY's Featured NBCT Patricia Peterson from TST BOCES


Trish Peterson demonstrates a commitment to students and the profession as she demonstrates life-long learning. 

“My work with the National Board gave me the confidence and written skill set to be successful in both the TVI graduate program and the written portion of the NY State TVI Content test required for certification,” said Peterson. “I am thoroughly enjoying my new position as a Teacher of the Visually Impaired.”

Read more about how achieving NBC expanded Trish's career opportunities.


Congratulations to the 51 New NBCTs in New York State and the 85 NBCTs who maintained their National Board Certification by demonstrating accomplished practice and improving student learning.  They accomplished this during a pandemic.  Thank you to all the facilitators, family and friends that supported them on this professional journey!! 

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The Albert Shanker grant was established to defray the costs of National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS)* certification to eligible New York State public school teachers. The New York State Education Department through the Albert Shanker Grant makes funding available to support eligible New York State public school teachers seeking their first National Board Certification.

The NYSED Shanker Grant is closed for

new applications until July  
You may be eligible for funding the

National Board Certification Process.

Please read the directions carefully.


Current Candidates
IMPORTANT Component payment changes.  National Board has changed the payment process for third party funded candidates awarded the NYS Albert Shanker Grant.  Candidates who receive third-party funding will no longer be required to use coupons to complete their purchases. National Board's team will complete the purchases . On National Board's Request for Funding form,  you must elect to have your name and contact information released to third party agencies. New York State is the third party agency for the Albert Shanker grant.

NYS Candidates are required to complete the  Funding Request Form

Candidate Reimbursement is open ONLY for candidates who completed the National Board certification process in 2021.

District Reimbursement will be open this Spring.

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Regional Stories From the Field.  

NBCTs from each region share the exciting initiatives they are leading.

NBCNY is an approved Sponsor of NYSED Continuing Teacher Leader Education (CTLE) hours.


The National Board Council of New York (NBCNY) is an affiliate network of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS). 

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