National Board Certification


    Important Dates and Deadlines

    All dates and deadlines are subject to change.


    The following chart is applicable to candidates submitting components for scoring during the 2015-16 assessment cycle.


    2015-16 Important Dates and Deadlines

    Registration Window

    May 2015–January 31, 2016

    Fee Payment Deadline

    January 31, 2016

    Change of Certificate and/or Specialty Area

    January 31, 2016

    Change of Component Selection

    January 31, 2016

    ePortfolio Submission Window

    April 1–May 18, 2016

    Withdrawal Deadline

    January 31, 2016

    Component 1: Content Knowledge Testing Window

    March–June 15, 2016

    Scores Released

    On or before December 31, 2016


    With the launching of a new certification process, the National Boards office has released a new website! Please visit for new information on when teachers can apply and what to expect with the new process.