1426 N Quincy St
Arlington, VA 22207
Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Professional Development

Professional Development Office

National Board for Professional Teaching Standards 

  • One-hour overviews are offered twice each year to provide background information and a broad overview of the NB Certification process.
  • The National Board seminar provides teachers with a more in-depth understanding of the expectations and components of the assessment process to enable them to make an informed decision about pursuing National Certification.
  • APS supports 30 candidates at 100% of the assessment fee. Candidates must  be full-time T-Scale employees.
  • Arlington Public Schools offers a course taught by our NBCTs designed to support and guide candidates as they go through the process.
  • Click here for information about 2015-16 opportunities to learn about National Board Certification.
  • Teachers receive 90 recertification points for pursuing National Board Certification.
  • Teachers receive an additional 90 recertification points for achieving National Board Certification.
  • Full-time teachers who achieve National Board Certification will be entered into the Career Advancement Program (CAP).
  • The state of Virginia also offers an incentive to NBCTs. 

For more information on the support and incentives in Arlington County Public Schools contact Kerri Hirsch, Teacher Evaluation Specialist.

Last Modified on April 12, 2016