National Board Jump Start & Home Stretch

National Board Jump Start

The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) is implementing a new, 5 year “Maintenance of Certification” (MOC) starting in the 2020-21 candidate cycle.  The 5-year MOC replaces the 10 year Renewal option. You can read more about the MOC at the NBPTS website:

Maintaining your National Board Certification is a personal and public statement about your commitment to the profession and to your students. WEA's National Board Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Jump Start is a 1-day training that provides key information to NBCTs planning to undertake the new MOC. This training helps candidates consider their growth and experiences since becoming a NBCT and how to relate this to the MOC requirements.

To see the latest COVID-19 guidance from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS), please check out this link:

National Board Home Stretch

Home Stretch takes place just before the National Board portfolio is due, when candidates are getting ready to focus their attention on final revisions. WEA offers Home Stretch seminars annually in February through April, and two options are available, a 3-hour and a 6-hour seminar, both consisting of peer feedback on written commentary. Event fees include lunch, clock hours, and all training materials and resources.

Small like-certificate groups meet with one NBCT Facilitator to read and provide standards-based feedback on the written commentary for Components 2, 3, or 4 using a protocol specially designed for use at WEA Home Stretch events.

In full day events, candidates get a second round of feedback on Component 2, 3 or 4 written commentary, OR, they can opt to gwt support with Component 1 (Assessment Center) Preparation. In a small, like-certificate group, candidates explore the selected response items, the constructed response exercises, and released items.

Supported Work Groups dedicate work time with available NBCTs who answer questions and provide support. 

Note: Trainings may be cancelled should registration numbers not meet the minimum requirements. Members will be offered alternative options or refunds for cancelled events.

Check back here and watch your home email for registration information when seminars are scheduled.

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National Board Information Session

Learn about the National Board 5 Core Propositions, content area standards and the four National Board components. Session covers current state incentives and candidate support options. (2 Clock Hours)

Audience: Certificated educators