What is National Board Certification?

Who is Eligible?

What are the Certification Areas?

What is the Certification Process?

Who are the NBC Teachers in Monroe County?

Why do this?  How much does it cost?

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Why Become A National Board Certified Teacher?

Through the Dale Hickam Excellent Teaching Program Act, the Florida legislature has appropriated funds to pay 90% of the NBCT certification fee, to provide teachers who achieve National Board Certification with 10% salary increase for the life of the certificate and to provide an additional 10% to those who agree in writing to provide the equivalent of 12 work days of mentoring and related services to teachers who may or may not be National Board candidates. These additional monies are equal to 10% of the statewide average salary for classroom teachers and will now be included in a teacher's base salary. The program also provides a $150 incentive to help defray costs for portfolio preparation.

Florida has also recognized National Board Certification as a means of meeting the requirements for license renewal and will grant a license to National Board Certified Teachers who come from out-of-state.