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CA NBPTS Certification Incentive Program

Information regarding the California National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) Certification Incentive Program.

Awards grants to school districts for the purpose of providing incentives to teachers who have attained certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) and agree to teach at a high-priority school for at least five years. Additionally, any teacher who initiates the process of pursuing a certification from NBPTS when teaching at a high-priority school is eligible to receive a candidate subsidy to cover the costs of seeking certification.

California Incentive Program Information

CA National Board Certified Teacher (NBCT) Certification Incentive Program Information

Overview of the NBCT Teacher Certification Incentive Program for teachers that have active (not expired) certification from the NBPTS by January 1, 2023 and are assigned to teach in an eligible high-priority school.

CA NBPTS Candidate Subsidy Program Information

Overview of the NBPTS Candidate Subsidy Program for teachers that initiate the certification process with NBPTS and are assigned to teach in an eligible high-priority school.

CA NBPTS Certification Incentive Program Webinar External link opens in new window or tab. (Video, 58:41)

Webinar held October 19, 2021 as an introduction to the California NBPTS Candidate Subsidy Program and the NBCT Certification Incentive Program.

Eligible High Priority Schools List (XLSX)

List of California’s 2022–23 Eligible High Priority Schools. This list is only used for the purpose of identifying schools with teachers eligible to receive the NBPTS Candidate Subsity Award and the NBPT Incentive Award. If you don't see your school on the high-priority list but you believe it qualifies, please email NBCT@cde.ca.gov.

If you would like to receive updates via e-mail notification, subscribe to the California National Board Incentive listserv by sending a "blank" message to:  

Join-california-national-board-listserv@mlist.cde.ca.gov

Resources

Guide to National Board Certification External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF)

Overview of the NBPTS program and guide to completing certification.

NBPTS Certification Areas External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF)

Overview of the categories for board certification.

NBPTS Certification Roadmap External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF)

Infographic of the certification roadmap at a glance.

Related Content

Assembly Bill 130, Chapter 44, Section 22 External link opens in new window or tab. (Statutes of 2021, Education Code 41480)

The NBPTS Incentive Program Funding Profile and Funding Results are below:

Funding Profile

Funding Results

Questions:   Teacher and Leader Policy Office | NBCT@cde.ca.gov | 916-445-7331
Last Reviewed: Thursday, September 1, 2022
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