***National Board Announcements*** 

 Get Connected:

    • Facebook page: Oregon NBCT Candidate Cohort Support.
    • Twitter page: Oregon NBCT network.
    • We would love to see pictures of the great work that you are doing as an Oregon NBCT.  You can add those pictures online via this link. 

Upcoming Sessions:

    • NPTS is also offering a webinar. Continue Your National Board Journey is a webinar for advanced candidates who did not achieve.  This will be offered in December and January.
      Advanced candidates can use the link below to register:
      • Tuesday, December 17, 2019, 8:00 pm, ET. Register here 
      • Tuesday, January 14, 2020, 8:00 pm, ET.  Register here 
    • Cascade Educational Consulting Services offers online virtual cohort support for each of the components. You can register for the class at: cascadeeducational.wixsite.com/website.
         

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.
 
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.
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.
PEER Form

Please 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).

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.
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
If 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.