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Candidate Support Registration is Open!

Register now to join a candidate support cohort!

If you’re ready to become a National Board Certified Teacher, consider joining one of HSTA’s National Board Candidate Support Cohorts. This program is designed for teachers seeking National Board Certification who want to spend time with other candidates and trained NBCT facilitators to receive focused, extended guidance through each component.

It is only available for HSTA members and Kamehameha Schools teachers, and there is no cost to participate. NBCTs in Hawaii’s public schools receive a $5,000 annual stipend for the life of the certificate.

Register here: bit.ly/CS2021-22

Congratulations HEA Director, Jon Medeiros, NBCT!

HEA Welcomes Jonathan Medeiros as New Director

Mr. Medeiros has taught at Kauai High School for over 15 years. During his time at Kauai High, he has held various positions including ELA department head, Gay-Straight Alliance school club co-advisor and Upper Academy co-lead. Other educational programs that he has been involved with include: designing and directing the Kauai Teacher Fellowship, serving as a member of the Leadership Institute, and opening the AP program to all Kauai High School students. Mr. Medeiros has not only achieved certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, but has become an advocate and leader for National Board certification.

Have You Registered?

Teacher leadership and advocacy is an important part of promoting change. Be sure to register for the #NBAcademy Teacher Leadership strand! It is from July 21-23 📅 and free to all educators looking to be a part of transforming the teaching profession. https://hubs.ly/H0RRDNH0

National Board Academy!

Join this year’s National Board Academy July 21-23! This free, virtual event is open to all educators and will focus on the process, tips to get started, and offer a deep dive into the National Board Certification process. There will also be a Keynote series which will feature compelling national speakers addressing social justice, diversity, and equity in education. Certificates of attendance will be provided.  Read more


Today was the deadline for the last extension for 2021 Candidates and NBCTs completing their Maintenance of Certification. Take some time to celebrate this achievement. You’ve learned; you’ve grown. You are #NBCTstrong!

Save the Date! NB Virtual Academy!

Mark your calendars for this summer’s National Board Academy. Held virtually from July 21-23, this free three-day conference is open to all educators. The line-up for this year’s event is being finalized and will feature a range of sessions on topics including teacher leadership, advocacy, education equity, teaching in the current landscape, and pursuing and maintaining National Board certification.

One strand will be specifically for educators pursuing National Board certification but because the National Board is a resource for the teaching profession, any educator is welcome to join.

Visit our dedicated National Board Academy site for all of the currently available information.

NB Component 1 Scheduling

Component 1 Scheduling Challenges

If you have questions about test center locations or appointment availability for Component 1 testing, please refer to the VUE website, use the live chat feature, or call VUE customer support at 1-888-288-3028. Additional information and tips for scheduling Component 1 testing can be found here.

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