Renewal/Maintenance of Certification
Maintenance of Certification is a personal and public statement about your commitment to the profession and to your students. Accomplished teachers recognize that their professional learning and growth never ends. In any given subject and developmental area, best practices and knowledge are constantly evolving. At the same time, changes in technology and policy affect every aspect of education, from the classroom to administration.
For those reasons, National Board Certification, like Board certification in other professions from architecture to medicine, must be periodically maintained. If you are a National Board Certified Teacher (NBCT) and wish to retain your certification status, you must pursue Maintenance of Certification prior to the expiration date of your most recent certificate.
Learn about Maintenance of Certification (MOC). As of 2020, MOC will be the pathway for NBCTs to keep their certification active.