National Board Preparation Program Enrollment

May-11,-2017-Campus-spring-2205-Edit.jpgEnroll in the UWB National Board Support Seminar

Are you ready to begin National Board Certification?  This page will guide you through securing your seat in our next cohort.  

Step 1: Enrollment Form

The UWB National Board Support Seminar is scheduled to begin August 10th, 2019.  Program launch is contingent upon a cohort of 10 participants. 

Please complete the linked enrollment form below. All participants are required to hold Washington State Teaching Certification.

Enrollment Form

Step 2: Program Enrollment Payment

Total cost for the UWB National Board Certification Preparation Program is $2,000.  

Once the program has received your completed Enrollment Form (Step 1), you will receive a payment link via email.   Payment of the total program fee of $2,000 finalizes your enrollment and secure cohort placement. 

Candidates are responsible for the separate cost of the National Board Certification assessment, currently $475 per component. More information can be found on the NBCT webpage.  Component payment due at time of certification assessment. 

Refund and Cancellation Policy: 

  • Participants in the UW Bothell National Board Preparation are required to complete the enrollment form and make payment by July 31st, 2019.  The first session date is scheduled August 10th, 2019.
  • The total cost for the UW Bothell National Board Preparation Program is $2,000.  This cost includes all instructional services and program materials for the support program associated with UW Bothell.  This fee does NOT include the National Board component assessment fees.  Participants are also responsible for any separate costs associated with the WEA Jump Start.  
  • A full refund will be offered to candidates who withdraw from the program prior to July 31, 2019.  If a candidate chooses to withdraw after July 31, no refund will be provided.  Enrollment cancellations and refund requests must be requested in writing and received prior to the date above.
  • Participants are required to show proof of registration/attendance in the WEA Jump Start program upon enrollment.  There are several session options in the State of Washington: 

June 25 – June 28, 2019:  Pasco 
July 29 – August 1, 2019: Vancouver
August 5 – August 8, 2019:  Auburn



NBCT Foundational Seminar 

Summer:  Jump Start is offered in several locations across the State.  This 4-day seminar, led by the Washington Education Association, introduces you to the philosophy, background and expectations required to certify to be a National Board Certified Teacher. During that time, you will dig into 4 required components and Assessment Center exercises and have time to collaborate with other candidates and current NBCTs.

UW Bothell Support Seminars

August - May:  The 2019-20 cohort begins Saturday, August 10, 2019 and meets one Saturday (4 hours) and one Wednesday (2 hours) per month through May, 2020. 

Additional resources 


  • Less than one year
  • Meets regularly August 2019 through May 2020
  • Receive up to 48 clock hours for participation in seminars
  • Guides candidates through all four components
  • Incorporates latest research on teaching and learning
  • Low student to instructor ratio for personalized feedback
  • $2,000 program cost covers all required materials (excluding NBCT fees)

Not ready to apply but want more information? 

Fill out the School of Educational Studies National Board Program Interest Inquiry form to request additional information.

Submit an inquiry


Michele Graaff
Graduate Program Advisor