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In 2012 West Virginia became a National Board Network Affiliate. The West Virginia National Board Network is made up of stakeholders from around the state who understand the certification process and support first-time candidates, retake candidates, and renewal candidates in their quest to achieve certification and/or recertify. The Network also supports NBCTs through federal and state policy. For questions regarding the West Virginia National Board Network, contact: Lorrie Smith at

National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) Website and Information

Potential Candidates: Learn more about the assessment process and how to apply for National Board Certification in Become a Candidate.

Candidates: Download certificate materials, forms and information quickly and easily in Candidate Center.

The NEA and AFT support National Board Certification for Teachers: NEA/NBPTS and AFT/NBPTS

U.S.Department of Education to Partner with National Board on Teacher Leadership

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