National Board Certification Programs
What are the benefits of being an NBCT in KY?
NBCTs in Kentucky receive an annual $2,000 salary bonus for the life of their National Board certificate, which also factors into their retirement.
New NBCTs in Kentucky with Rank III certification are permitted to apply to the state Education Professional Standards Board for a permanent change to Rank II, and NBCTs with Rank II certification can apply for a permanent change to Rank I.
Universities frequently provide graduate credit to teachers pursuing National Board Certification. In addition, some Kentucky universities are beginning to embed the work of the board certification components into masters and doctoral degrees.
Board certification can enable teachers to take on leadership roles—such as mentoring, leading professional development efforts, and advocating for policy changes—that allow them to advance their careers while staying in the classroom.