National Board Certification (NBC)

  • Advancing professional practice and promoting teaching quality. 

    National Board Certification is a symbol of excellence in teaching. The certification process focuses on each teacher's own content area, grade level, and teaching context, honoring each of these unique set of circumstances. The ways that teachers demonstrate their mastery of the standards vary widely. Becoming a National Board Certified Teacher attests that a teacher has demonstrated teaching that aligns with the highest standards of professional practice.


    • Bachelor's degree
    • Three years of teaching/counseling
    • Valid state or school counseling license or teaching experience in a state-approved school

    Course Information

    For course and program information, please visit the National Board Certification Resource Center - Stanford