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National Board Certification Fee Support Program

Interested in becoming a National Board Certified teacher?

Great news! Maryland provides full fee support for National Board Certification (NBC) for Maryland public school teachers who meet certain eligibility requirements. The Incentive Program is administered by MSDE through each local education agency (LEA). Teachers who are interested in pursuing NBC should contact their local National Board coordinator to discuss the application process and eligibility criteria. Check out our list of Maryland local education agency NBC coordinators. Do not forget to take a look at the submission deadlines and important dates below.  

Important Dates for the 2022-2023 Program Cycle

October 5, 2022:
Local education agencies submit the list of applicants for the 2022-2023 cohort. Educators interested in applying for funding must contact their local National Board Coordinator to inquire about their internal application submission deadline. 

October 25, 2022:
Eligible candidates are notified by the MSDE of their approved funding via email.

Oct. 26th - Dec. 30th, 2022:
Eligible candidates login, register, and select their components on NBPTS.com.  Candidates must select only the components they intend to complete during the 2022-2023 cycle.  No late submissions will be accepted.

January 31, 2023:
MSDE submits payment on behalf of eligible candidates who register and select components by December 30, 2022.