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National Board Reimbursement Requests

The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) has established high and rigorous standards for accomplished teaching and was created to improve the quality of teaching. 20 years of research has shown that students taught by teachers who hold national board certification have improved the learning outcomes of students, especially minority and low-income students. The National Board Certification Fund 584-200-0110, HB 2763 (2017) and SB 1520 (2018) authorize the Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission to reimburse teaching professionals for their initial National Board certification, as well as their maintenance renewal expenses.

 

Link to the National Board webpage: nbpts.org

 

To meet the requirements for reimbursement of your National Board certification, you must:

  • Have an active and valid non-provisional Oregon teaching license.
  • Receive initial National Board certification or maintenance certification after July 1, 2017.
  • Be employed in an Oregon teaching assignment when the eligible expenses were incurred.
  • Be employed in an Oregon teaching assignment at the time of reimbursement.

    Frequently Asked Questions

     

    Step 1: Review the requirements listed above.

    Step 2: Submit the supporting documents listed on the table below.

    Step 3: TSPC will evaluate the supporting documentation and send an email notice indicating:
  • Documents that must be submitted to finalize your reimbursement request; or
  • That your reimbursement request has been processed.  

National Board
Reimbursement
Instructions
Requirements Submission Instructions / Other Info.
Please e-mail: Megan.D.Lulay@oregon.gov should you have any
questions or concerns regarding National Board certification.


If you are requesting a refund for your $182 licensure renewal fee
because you are a NBCT, then please send an email to: contact.tspc@oregon.gov requesting a requesting a
refund. Please also attach your National Board certificate (or congratulations
letter) under the "Documents" tab/link located in your eLicensing
dashboard.




Please note: TSPC can only refund your $182 licensure fee if you are
renewing your active license. You are not eligible for a refund if your license
has lapsed or if it is your first license. Only active licensure renewals are
eligible for a refund by request only.
Reimbursement Request FormPlease include this form with each reimbursement request. This form provides the instructions for where to submit your request once you have all required documents.
W9 FormTSPC has been advised by the State of Oregon that the NBCT reimbursement may be taxable. This is the reason that we require a W9 form before processing your request.
PEER FormPlease contact your school district HR and ask them to email Megan.D.Lulay@oregon.gov a PEER form verifying that you were employed when you started your certification, as well as at the time of reimbursement (PDU's not necessary: TSPC needs to verify employment).
Copy of National Board certificate OR copy of congratulations letter.Please upload a copy of your National Board certificate (or congratulations letter) under the "Documents" tab/link located in your eLicensing dashboard. Please do not send TSPC the original certificate – copy only.
National Board Financial Statements (located in your online account through National Board).For initial certification please include the Financial Statements for Components 1, 2, 3, and 4 – total $1,900.
Optional: Copies of payment receipts for eligible orientation program and/or cohort expensesIf you or your school district paid for these expenses, then please email Megan.D.Lulay@oregon.gov for instructions to be reimbursed accordingly.

For additional information on eligible/ineligible expenses please see: Disbursements of the National Board Certification Fund: 584-200-0110.

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