Clock hours for National Board Certification
Individuals who submit complete components for initial National Board certification, or who submit a complete National Board renewal portfolio, are eligible for clock hours.
In September 2018, the Professional Educator Standards Board made policy changes (PDF) to clock hours for National Board Certification and renewal. When more is known regarding changes to the Maintenance of Certification process, the board plans to review this policy.
What does this change mean for NBCTs and candidates?
Individuals are eligible for clock hours according to the policy in place when they first submitted a National Board component.
If you first submitted a component in 2017 or earlier
- You are eligible for 45 clock hours for submission of a complete portfolio, plus another 45 clock hours upon achievement of National Board Certification.
If you first submitted a component in 2018 or later
- You are eligible for 50 clock hours for submission of each complete National Board component, for up to 200 clock hours per National Board Certificate.
If you submitted a renewal portfolio in 2018 or later
- You are eligible for 200 clock hours for submission of a complete National Board Profile of Professional Growth, for up to 200 clock hours per national board certificate.
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