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Would you like to begin your journey to becoming a National Board Certified Teacher during the 2022-2023 school year?

The state fall subsidy window opens September 1st and closes on October 11, 2022. This subsidy pays for all fees related to the certification process. There is a $75 non-refundable registration fee. This is the only cost a teacher or counselor will incur. Click here to learn more about the fall Application for the Illinois National Board First-Time Candidate Fee Subsidy.


Free support is available throughout the certification process and support sessions are anticipated to begin in the middle of September.  


For more information, view this 15-minute presentation and brief video from National Board Certified Teachers.


Informational webinars will be held on various evenings in September. Participants may register using this link 


If you have any questions, please reach out to the National Board Resource Center at (309) 438-1835 or


CONTACT: Jennifer Smith, NBCT
Director, National Board Resource Center
Illinois State University
Normal, IL 61790
(309) 438-1835

Twitter @NBRCIllinois

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