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National Board Certification Support

The West Virginia Center for Professional Development (WVCPD) has a long history of supporting teachers through the National Board Certification (NBC) process.  This program is an in-depth professional development opportunity that allows participants to review and better understand the complete National Board Certification standards and process. WVCPD partners with trained National Board support providers to offer teachers structured and sustained support. This begins in the summer with face-to-face professional development and continues throughout the NBC process with monthly meetings with peers and/or expert mentors. West Virginia's NBC success is well-documented by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.

  • As of 2017, 944 educators have received NBC in West Virginia.
  • The state is ranked 17th in the country for the percentage of NBCTs that are a part of the educator population.
  • WV is ranked 24th in the country for the number NBCTs that are a part of the educator population.

The Process

The National Board Certification program includes four 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 interaction 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.


2018 NBC Schedule

National Board Certification Awareness

The National Board Awareness Session will expose teachers to the process of National Board ertification as well as the rigor, challenge and commitment the process entails. This awareness day is a prerequisite to the full National Board Support session.

Holiday Day Inn, South Charleston  June 26
Bridgeport Conference Center, Bridgeport  July 23


National Board Certification Support
This session provides strategies and insight on the process to help educators to
be more successful.
Holiday Inn, South Charleston June 27 - 28
Bridgeport Conference Center, Bridgeport July 24 - 25


National Board Certification Support for Providers
This session assists NBC mentors and educators who support those seeking certification. NBC Awareness is not required.
Holiday Inn, South Charleston June 26
Bridgeport Conference, Bridgeport July 23
Please contact Lorrie Smith at Lorrie.A.Smith@wv.gov
if you are interested in attending this session.


National Board Certification Renewal

The Profile of Professional Growth (PPG) is the National Board for Teaching Professional Standard's renewal instrument for National Board Certified Teachers. This session will provide valuable information about the renewal process from logistics and timelines to rubrics and guidelines for successfully renewing National Board Certification.

NBC Renewal Location and Date TBD

Click here for registration information (select Teacher Leadership at the top of the page).

Steps to Becoming Board Certified

Guide to National Board Certification

NBPTS Certificates Available and Standards for Each Certification




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