National Board Certified Teachers NBCT

All NBCT bonuses have been dispersed to the school districts.  Please contact your district National Board administrator if you have any questions about your payment.

What does it mean to be a National Board Certified Teacher?

Teachers who receive the National Board Certified Teachers (NBCT) licensure (which can take up to three years to complete) have demonstrated their understanding of national, rigorous teaching standards as well as their ability to implement educational practices that are research-based. Those who achieve certification are also eligible to receive the Master Professional Educator designation on their teaching license. 

Component Cost Reimbursement

Reimbursement of one component may be available after bonuses are paid. This reimbursement is for initial candidates with passing scores who have not received previous funding support. If a candidate is interested, please review the requirements on the Reimbursement Application. This application is due each year by May 1. Please call our office to learn more. 


The NBCT Profile and Financial W-9 forms are no longer required as part of the bonus payment process.  Final verified payments will be disbursed by the local educational agency (LEA) by June 30, 2024.



For more information, please contact:

Darlene Kirkpatrick, M.Ed, NBCT
Arkansas Department of Education
Public School Program Advisor
National Board Certified Teachers/Career Continuum
Educator Effectiveness
4 Capitol Mall, Room 108B
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: 501-683-1524



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