National Board for Professional Teaching Standards

National Board Certification

National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs) New to FCPS

National Board Certified Teachers who are new to FCPS must register at the beginning of the school year to determine eligibility for the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) incentive award.

  1. Visit the NBPTS website.
    1. Locate and confirm your information.
    2. Update your profile to reflect working for FCPS.
      NOTE: Updating the database is extremely helpful when validating your eligibility for the VDOE incentive award.
    3. Get your NBPTS identification number.
  2. Complete the FCPS NBCT registration form. You will need your NBPTS identification number.

FCPS National Board Teacher Registration is open now through September 23, 2022.

Financial Incentives for National Board Certified Teachers

Depending upon Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) budget, NBCTs may be eligible to receive:

  • $5,000 for the first year of the NBPTS certificate. (Payment of the NBCT bonus begins the year following certification.)
    $2,500 annually for the second through the ninth years.

Eligibility for VDOE Award:

  • A valid Virginia teaching license. (New FCPS employees must apply for VA licensure before September 23, 2022.)
  • Copy of National Board Certificate to include certificate number and issued date.
  • Validation of FCPS teacher contract. Your contract must show you provide daily direct instruction to students 50% or more of each school day.

National Board Certification 2022-23

A NBPTS certification support course will begin in September 2022. Search “National Board” in MyPDE.

The course is designed to support candidates seeking National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) Certification. In the course, teachers unpack the standards and requirements to develop an online portfolio to be assessed by NBPTS. Portfolio components include a focus on:

  • Differentiation.
  • The learning environment.
  • Student assessments.
  • Effective and reflective practice.
  • Content knowledge specific to the area of certification.

The course format includes whole group instruction, small group collaboration to create personalized portfolios that reflect the professional practice of FCPS teachers. National Board Certified Teachers support the course.

Throughout the year long course, teachers:

  • engage in collaboration, communication, and reflective practice.
  • use reflective practice to
    • identify their ability to assess student growth through formative and summative assessment,
    • create a safe and equitable learning environment,
    • plan and implement engaging learning activities,
    • use collaboration and communication to meet the requirements of NBPTS certification. 

The active FCPS National Board Teacher registration deadline is September 23, 2022. Active National Board Certified Teachers who fail to meet the deadline may not be eligible for the 2022 - 23 VDOE incentive award.