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National Board announced changes to the renewal process. These changes will be effective for candidates achieving National Board certification in 2017 and beyond. The changes will also apply to NBCTs renewing in 2021 or beyond. Read more about these changes on the National Board website.

Visit the renewal candidate section of the National Board website for information about the current renewal process.

Study Group
If you are a CMS NBCT renewing in 2017-2018, join one of our Renewal candidate study groups which meet monthly (October through May) at Spaugh PDC, 1901 Herbert Spaugh Lane, Charlotte, NC, 28208.

Course #
INS National Board RENEWAL Study Group
Oct. 7, Nov. 4, Dec. 2, Jan. 6, Feb.3, Mar. 3, Apr. 14, May 5
9:30 AM – 12:00 Noon

Reading Program
Attend a study group meeting or email our Reading Coordinator at nbreader@cms.k12.nc.us for information about our reading support for CMS renewal candidates.

Drop-In Support on Early-Release Days
We will offer candidate support on the student early-release days listed below. Candidates who are not required to be at their schools for professional development may come to the PDC for consultation or quiet work time during the afternoon. MyTalent registration information will be available later this summer.
October 18, 2017
December 6, 2017
February 7, 2018
April 18, 2018

Candidate Institutes
Renewal candidates may attend the Winter Break or Spring Break Institutes listed below. The Winter Break and Spring Break Institutes are held on annual leave days and no substitutes are required.
Renewal candidates may attend the February Institute if they are not required to have a substitute or their principal will fund their substitute. We regret that we do not have substitute funding for renewal candidates to attend the February Institute.

MyTalent registration information for all institutes will be available later this summer.

Winter Break Institute - December 28 & 29, 2017 and/or January 2, 2018.
February Institute - February 14 & 15, 2018 (These are instructional days.)
Spring Break Institute - April 3 & 4, 2018

No funding is provided by the state or CMS for the NB Certification renewal fee. Plan to submit your renewal fee prior to the payment deadline. More information about payment plans and deadlines is available at the National Board website link at the top of this wiki page.

Candidate Information Form
All renewal candidates should complete and submit the CMS Candidate Information Form so that we may forward information to you as it becomes available. Instructions are included on the form.

Blog Posting
Read a blog posting about National Board renewal.

Additional Information
Follow the directions below so that we may respond to your questions or provide additional information about National Board Certification and the CMS National Board Support Program.

Use the navigation on the left to access other pages of this National Board Candidate wiki. We regret that we cannot provide support to National Board candidates who are not CMS employees.

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