Workshops & Events

Exploring the National Board Certification Process-
Virtual Awareness Webinars

Take the next step in your professional journey.  This Awareness Session is an opportunity for educators to virtually connect and discuss the process of becoming a National Board Certified Teacher.An overview of components of process, resources, and time for Q &A will be provided.

Sponsor: NBCNY

Date: Jan 17th, 2022

Time: 6-7 pm 
Cost: Free
NBCT Facilitators: Kathleen Palmieri
​1 CLTE hr Certificate provided

Register here 

NBC Cohorts

Educators will unite and focus on their selected component(s) for their National Board certificate area.  Teachers will strengthen their professional practice through further development as descriptive, analytical, and reflective thinking as they demonstrate their decisions making and student learning. 

NBCNY Sponsored Cohort

Location:  Van Antwerp Middle School, Niskayuna and Virtual

Dates:  12/14, 1/11, 2/8, 3/15, 4/5

Time: 3:30-4:45
Cost: $125.00
NBCT Facilitators: Annette Romano and other NBCTs
​15 CLTE hrs provided

Register here 

TST BOCES Cohort Information

Mid Hudson Teacher Center
National Board Virtual Professional Support Program

Starting Dec. 3rd

Registration Information

Peconic Teacher Center -Long Island

Registration Information


Catskill Teacher Center NBC Cohort

Oneonta, NY 

Face to face and virtual support.

Email Aaron to register 

Informational Flyer

Far West NB Candidate Support Cohort

Sponsored by the Far West Teacher Centers

Hybrid on-line and in person at Ken Ton Staff Development Center

Flyer for more information

Virtual Professional Learning Facilitator Training

These live virtual sesions provide helpful knowledge and skills to those seeking to guide and support educators’ professional learning and pursuing the National Board Certification process. The sessions are interactive and outside reading is required. All materials will be provided electronically.

NBCT Facilitators: Sarah Duke and Annette Romano
Dates: Jan 17, 24, and Feb 7, 2023

Time:  7-8:30 pm 

Fee: $99

9 CTLE hrs.

PLF Training Agenda

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Virtual NBCT Maintenance of Certification Cohort

This cohort will provide sustained and collaborative support to NBCTs pursuing their NBPTS Maintenance of Certification. Under the guidance of the facilitator, this program provides time and expertise in understanding the component directions, peer review, and collegial support. This group will meet monthly throughout the school year with work between sessions.  Maintaining your certification allows you to maintain your title as a National Board Certified Teacher and will stay with you if you retire, leave the classroom, or change careers. The MOC process allows you to reflect on how your teaching practice continues to support student learning.  

Sponsored by Greater Capital Region Teacher Center

Cost:  Free 

NBCT Facilitators:  Geoffrey Bizan, Jennifer Toohey

Dates:   1/11, 2/8, 3/15, 4/26

Time:  4-7 pm

Register Here


Strong Support Keeps Us Moving Forward! 

Our National Board Certification programs are continuing because of their strong support from our Professional Learning Facilitators  as well as the support of NYS Teacher Centers, NBPTS, NYSED, BOCES, local school districts and dedicated NBCTs.

The National Board Certification process has changed to be more flexible. Now there are only 4 components and you have up to 3 years to submit. We will be hosting Regional Awareness Sessions to update NBCTs, teachers, administrators and union leaders about these changes.


Most candidates participate in a NBC Support Group or Cohort.  Cohorts are group of candidates pursuing board certification who are guided by a facilitator.  Facilitators have extensive training to provide ethical support. 

Check your Regional Page for a cohort near you!

Send check or PO to:

National Board Council of New York (NBCNY)

PO Box 2431

Malta, NY 12020


NBCNY is a register 501c3 and Non-Profit Organization

NBCNY is an approved NYSED CTLE sponsor.