National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Certification Testing

The founding mission of the National Board is to advance the quality of teaching and learning by: 

  • Maintaining high and rigorous standards for what accomplished teachers should know and be able to do;
  • Providing a national voluntary system certifying teachers who meet these standards;
  • Advocating related education reforms to integrate National Board Certification in American education and to capitalize on the expertise of National Board Certified Teachers.

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

The National Board is an independent, nonprofit organization working to advance accomplished teaching for all students. Please visit for complete information about the National Board Certification process.

Scheduling and Testing Information

You can take Component 1: Content Knowledge at the Pearson Professional Centers from March 1 through June 15, 2023.

Log into your National Board account to schedule your appointment »

After you have made your appointment, you will receive a confirmation that includes the date and time of your appointment as well as directions to and information about the assessment center. If you provided an email address when you scheduled your appointment, the confirmation will be sent by email; otherwise, it will be sent via U.S. mail.

The National Board web tutorial can be accessed through your web browser. This tutorial will not require you to download anything to your local drive. Click the link below to access this tutorial using your computer or handheld device.  



It is important to review the Component 1: Content Knowledge Assessment Center Policies and Guidelines available on the Assessment Center Testing page of the National Board website.

Last updated 2023-03-28