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I’m glad you’ve found us! We’ve come a long way since we began our Hawaii network seven years ago. Hawaii NBCTs are making a difference across the state. Whether you are already an NBCT or just starting your journey, join us!

Together we are #NBCTstrong!

Our Mission: To advance the quality of teaching and learning through a collaborative network of NBCTs, candidates and other professionals, to connect network participants with teacher leadership opportunities, and to promote the sharing of ideas and expertise within our network through our partnerships with Hawaii Teacher Standards Board, Hawaii State Teachers Association and Kamehameha Schools.

The Importance of Branding Yourself as an NBCT

You are an accomplished teacher; you have earned National Board Certification. Have you added ,NBCT or your NBCT badge to your signature on your email and social media accounts?

If not, please do! It is an important tool to bring awareness to National Board Certification. This is not just for you, but for our profession!

Add yours today as part of Team NBCT week! (Click here for a step by step how to video.)

It’s #TeamNBCT week and we’re celebrating all National Board Certified Teachers! And we’ve got exciting news!

National Board has made available a digital badge that accomplished teachers can use to tell the world that they’re an NBCT. We are proud of your accomplishment and hope you will share your success with others.

The digital badge is portable and includes the details of National Board certification – NBCTs can show it off in an email signature, a digital resume, on a blog, on a website or on social media such as LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter. The digital image is clickable and will take the viewer to a landing page describing what National Board certification is and how to achieve it.

On Friday, January 21, 2022 all new and renewed/maintained NBCTs will get an email from Credly – our vendor- with a link to get started. They’ll provide a link to create an account on Credly’s platform, where the digital badge can be accepted and managed. Be sure to visit the Help Page if you have questions.

If you do not receive an email from admin@credly.com by the end of this week, please contact us at NationalBoard@nbpts.org.

National Board Digital Badge FAQs

Q: What is a digital badge?

A: A digital badge is a web-enabled version of a credential or certification that is verified as being valid. Only verified NBCTs can display this digital badge.

Q: What are the benefits of a badge?

A: Representing your National Board certification as a badge gives you a way to share your certification online in a way that is simple, trusted and can be easily verified. Badges provide employers and peers with concrete evidence of what you had to do to earn Board certification.

Q: Who is Credly?

A: Credly is the National Board’s digital badge vendor. They work with organizations to provide digital credentials to individuals, worldwide.

Q: What if I don’t want my badge to be public?

A: You can easily configure your privacy settings online. You’re in complete control of the information about yourself that is made public.

Q: Is there a fee to use Credly?

A: No. This is a service we provide to you, at no cost.

Q: Where and how can I share my badge through Credly?

A: You can share your badge directly from the Credly platform to LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook; over email; embedded in a website or in your email signature.

Q: I have a question about the Credly platform. Where can I find support?

A: You can find answers to frequently asked questions on the Help Page.

#TEAMNBCT Week! January 24-28

Join us and the rest of the country in celebrating our National Board Certified Teachers!
#TeamNBCT #808NBCTs

Congratulations to Hawaiiʻs 21 2021 New NBCTS!

#NBCTstrong #TeamNBCT #808NBCTs

Alu Like National Board Certification Scholarship!

Opportunity for Native Hawaiian Educators for both Initial and MOC National Board Certification

Online Application available now! http://www.alulike.org/nbc/
Deadline: February 28 2022 at 11:59 PM HST (Midnight)

The purpose of these scholarships is to provide financial assistance to Department of Education (D.O.E.) and Public Charter School (P.C.S.) teachers and educators seeking reimbursement.  These limited funds allow for reimbursement to those eligible teachers who have registered and paid for national board components or professional development courses in SY 21-22.

ALU LIKE, Inc., understands that by helping teachers reach their goals we are ultimately helping our keiki become successful lifelong learners.


As an applicant, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be of Native Hawaiian ancestry
  • Possess a valid State of Hawai‘i teaching/school counseling license. If teaching where a license is not required, have taught in schools recognized and approved to operate by the State.
  • Plan to teach in a Department of Education (D.O.E.) or Public Charter School (P.C.S.) in Hawai‘i
  • Additional scholarship-specific eligibility criteria can be found on the application.


Hawaii National Board Collective!

Did you get your email from National Board about this opportunity for Hawaii NBCTs? Apply now to represent your island and impact education in Hawaii. Deadline to apply is November 12, 2021.

We know that NBCTs can do more together than we can alone.  We are excited that this Hawaii National Board Collective will bring together Hawaii NBCTs representing all islands, HSTA and Hawaii independent schools.   

The Hawaii NB Collective aims to be a supportive environment that shares strategies to impact school communities throughout our islands.  With instructional leadership at our core, board members will meet quarterly to advance student learning and grow as empowered professionals.  Virtual meetings will be held until it is safe to travel; however, we look forward to future in-person convenings.

Our NB Collective board members will expand their professional impact and personal skills through board initiatives. There will be opportunities to connect with local leaders to increase the number of National Board certified teachers, offer information and inspiration to Hawaii educators, and contribute to professional development projects. While we know NBCTs arenʻt just motivated monetarily, stipends/honorariums will support the efforts of our board members. 

Hawaii is NBCT strong, and we are ready to develop an even stronger community of accomplished teachers. We look forward to building the Hawaii NB Collective with accomplished teachers from across the state!  Applications to serve as a board member can be found here: bit.ly/808nbctBoard.  Please share this with any NBCTs who may be interested.

National Board Pre-Candidacy Course

Join the waitlist on PDE3 and register at http://bit.ly/NBpcLeeward today! Limited Space available!

Are you #NBCTready to be #NBCTstrong? Join us!
Hawaii Teacher Standards Board