The National Board Certification State and Local Incentive Program provides partial fee support to initial and renewal candidates for National Board Certification who qualify (COMAR 13A.07.08). This program is for teachers working in Maryland school districts and is dependent on appropriations by the Maryland General Assembly.
Candidates who would like to participate in the Incentive Program should contact their local school system to discuss the selection procedures and eligibility requirements.
Maryland school districts may apply to participate between July 15, 2023, and October 5, 2023.
October 5th - Local Education Agencies identify potential candidates
November 15th - Eligible candidates notified by the MSDE regarding their approval status
December 30th - Candidates select components on-line
No late submissions will be accepted.
Please visit the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards website for further information regarding the process of certification.
Maryland certificate holders who complete the NBC process are eligible for Continuing Professional Development Credits (CPDs), which may be used toward the renewal of the Maryland Educator Certificate
Individuals who complete the program but do not achieve certification are eligible for 3 CPDs
Individuals who achieve certification are eligible for 6 CPDs
Certificate holders who are employed with a Maryland school district should contact their CPD liaison for more information
Certificate holders who are not employed should contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Melissa ChandlerNational Board State CoordinatorDivision of Educator Certification and Program ApprovalOffice: (410) email@example.com
Local Education Agency (LEA) contacts for the NBCT program:View List