National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS)

Formed in 1987, the National Board’s mission is to advance the quality of teaching and learning by:

  • developing professional standards for accomplished teaching,
  • creating a voluntary system to certify teachers who meet those standards, and
  • integrating certified teachers into educational reform efforts.

NBPTS has engaged Pearson VUE to deliver the online assessment of National Board Certification at locations across the United States.

NBPTS is an independent, nonprofit, nonpartisan and nongovernmental organization. Please visit for complete information about NBPTS and the National Board Certification process.

NBPTS 2014 Candidates: Scheduling and Testing Information

You can schedule, cancel, and reschedule assessment center appointments beginning February 7, 2014.

You can take your Assessment Center exercises at the Pearson Professional Centers from March 1 through June 15, 2014.

  • Schedule Test Online
  • Schedule Test Over the Phone

After you schedule your test, Pearson VUE will send a confirmation letter listing your test date, your testing time, the address and phone number of the test center, and directions to the test center.

Test Centers

Locate a test center near you that will deliver NBPTS certification.

Field Test Participants: Scheduling and Testing Information

Sites available for field test exams are different than locations for the standard exam.

For information on field test sites, scheduling and other field test information: Field Test Participants

Last updated 2014-06-17