National Board Certification in West Virginia

National Board Certification is a symbol of professional teaching excellence. Like board-certified doctors and accountants, teachers who achieve National Board Certification have met rigorous standards through intensive study, expert evaluation, self-assessment and peer review.

West Virginia provides reimbursement for the full amount of National Board Certification fees to the first 200 applicants each year. To obtain a Form 37 application for the fee reimbursement, click here.

National Board Certified Teachers receive a salary supplement of $3,500 each school year that they are employed within the public school systems of West Virginia. To request a Form 12 for the salary supplement, click here.

Other advanced credentials available in West Virginia:

  • Technology Integration Specialist
  • Mentor Teacher
  • Master Mentor Teacher
  • Educator 21
  • Advanced Placement Teacher


E-Learning for Educators in West Virginia is an initiative created in hopes of overcoming the barriers of and distance for West Virginia educators by providing teachers with access to high quality web-based professional development opportunities. There are no charges for E-Learning professional development courses and more than 30 E-Learning workshops are available.

The Model Classrooms Project is a website that provides all West Virginia teachers access to video clips that demonstrate quality student engagement within a 21st century context. The video clips are accompanied by a lesson plan and commentary from the featured teacher who targets the various strategies implemented, as well as the integration of identified 21st century skills.

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