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Certification Renewal

 Renewal Requirements

  • Your original 10-year certificate must be valid when you apply for renewal. NBCTs whose certification has expired are not eligible for renewal.

  • You must be in your eighth or ninth year of certification to begin the renewal process.

  • Your state teaching license must be current and unencumbered (e.g. not suspended or revoked). Teachers who are not required by the state to hold a license must submit proof that the school in which they teach is recognized and approved to operate by the state. Renewal candidates who are not actively teaching but plan to establish a relationship and work with students of a colleague in order to complete renewal must meet the teaching licensure requirements of the state.

  • All candidates must meet all established deadlines and submit the full $1,150 assessment fee to be eligible for renewal (check the NBPT website for fee changes).

  • Important Note: 


    Florida Statutes do not currently allow any National Board bonuses to be paid to a teacher beyond the first 10-year validity period of a National Board certificate; however, if this should change, and a NBCT let his/her National Board certificate expire without renewal, the former National Board Certified Teacher would have to “start over” to become a National Board Certified Teacher again.    

    It is critical for NBCTs to update their personal information in My Profile.  NBPTS cannot contact you about the renewal process if your information is not up-to-date.  If you are in your eighth or ninth year as a National Board Certified Teacher, it is time to begin the NBCT renewal process.