***National Board Announcements***

  • Learn more now about the National Board Candidate Virtual Cohort Support available via Cascade Educational Consulting Service.
  • Are you an educational professional interested in better understanding National Board certification? Please click this link to watch the online workshop hosted by NBCT's, Michele Oakes and Heather Anderson.
Jump Start Information:
The Oregon Education Association is offering Jump Start Seminars, led by Oregon National Board Certified Teachers (NBCT's). 
Jump Start is a four-day comprehensive seminar designed to provide National Board candidates with important information about the certification process. 
Seminars will be held in Salem, Medford, Camas, and Bend beginning July 16, 2019. Please click this link to learn more about registration for these locations.
There will be a Jump Start Renewal Program offered in Bend on August 5, 2019 if you are interested in renewing your National Board certification.
Stay in the Know with Upcoming Webinars

Join or invite your friends and colleagues.
Why Pursue National Board Certification taking place on July 8 at 8pm ET.
  • Benefits of pursuing Board certification
  • Professional opportunities for teachers
  • Impact on students
Register for July 8
Getting Started with National Board Certification taking place on July 9 at 8pm ET

Hear from National Board Certified Teachers and candidate support providers on the best steps to take to  kick off your journey towards National Board certification.
We'll cover the four components, how to study the Standards, navigating the technology and more.
Register for July 9
Students need role models, including teachers who look like them. Watch this video featuring Melissa Collins, NBCT, focusing on why teachers of color should pursue Board certification. Direct any potential candidates to our web site; they can also email us at opportunities@nbpts.org.

National Board Reimbursement 

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.
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
Submission Instructions/Other Info.
Please e-mail: Megan.D.Lulay@oregon.gov should you have any questions or concerns regarding reimbursement for National Board certification.
If you are requesting a refund for your $140 licensure renewal fee because you are National Board certified, then please send an email requesting a refund and attach your National Board certificate to: contact.tspc@oregon.gov
Please note: TSPC can only refund your $140 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.
Please include this form with each reimbursement request. This form provides the instructions for where to submit your request once you have all required documents.
TSPC 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.

Please order a PEER form to be sent to us directly from your school district HR this is used to document that you were employed when you started your certification, as well as at the time of reimbursement (PDU's not necessary).

Copy of National Board certificate
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
For maintenance certification please include the Financial Statement for the renewal fee – total $1,250
Optional: Copies of payment receipts for eligible orientation program and/or cohort expenses
For additional information on eligible/ineligible expenses please see: Disbursements of the National Board Certification Fund: 584-200-0110