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National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS)

National Board Certification is a voluntary assessment program designed to develop, retain and recognize accomplished teachers, and to embed ongoing improvement in schools nationwide. National Board Certified Teachers must demonstrate advanced teaching knowledge, skills and practices. Completion of National Board Certification signifies that teachers have developed and demonstrated the skills required of an accomplished education professional.

The assessment center portion of the certification process requires candidates to demonstrate content knowledge in response to six exercises that were developed by practicing professionals in each certificate area. If you are applying for National Board Certification®, you will be able to complete your assessment center exercises, during the authorized testing window, at the Testing Center.  We are a Pearson VUE  authorized center. 

You schedule, cancel, and reschedule assessment center appointments online through the Pearson VUE web site or by telephone through Pearson Customer Service. 



Pearson VUE Web site for National Board

Certification candidates


 (888) 288-3028

Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. central time (excluding holidays).

 Pearson VUE Customer Service



NBPTS Web site