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CA NBPTS Certification Incentive Program 2021–26

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 subsidy to cover the costs of seeking certification.

California Incentive Program Information

CA NBPTS Program Information

Overview of the Teacher Certification Incentive Program for the NBPTS.

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

Webinar held October 19, 2021 as an introduction to the California NBPTS Certification Incentive Program (2021–26).

Eligible High Priority Schools List (XLSX)

List of California’s 2020–21 High Priority Schools with 55 percent or more of unduplicated pupils. This list is only used for the purpose of identifying schools with teachers eligible to receive The NBPTS certification incentives. If you don't see your school on the high-priority list but you believe it qualifies, please email NBCT@cde.ca.gov.

California NBPTS Candidate Subsidy Award Application for teachers initiating the process of pursuing a certification from NBPTS when teaching at a high-priority school after July 1, 2021. Application will be open until January 31, 2022.

2021 California National Board-Certified Teacher Incentive Award Application for active National Board Certified Teachers working in high-priority schools (Available January 2022).

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions regarding National Board certification incentives for teachers

National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Certification

California National Certification for Teachers

Overview of the certification process for National Board certification in California and available statewide resources.

National Board for Professional Teaching Standards External link opens in new window or tab.

Website for the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.

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)

Questions:   Teacher and Leader Policy Office | NBCT@cde.ca.gov | 916-445-7331
Last Reviewed: Thursday, November 18, 2021
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