National Board Certification

WEAC Resource Page
on National Board Certification

National Board is the teaching profession’s vehicle for defining and recognizing accomplished teaching. Created by teachers for teachers, National Board Certification is a voluntary process to certify teachers against high and rigorous standards for what teachers should know and be able to do.

WEAC offices across the state provide members a number of valuable candidate supports including summer and early fall Jump Start sessions, access to online support through, face-to-face sessions, renewal support, a deep discount on an online support course through WEA Academy, writing retreats and a mentor match program. WEAC also provides an annual training opportunity for mentors. For more information about the professional and financial benefits of National Board Certification check out this video:

WEAC’s National Board Online Communities

A great way to receive reliable and timely National Board support is to connect online from the comfort of your home with Candidates and NBCTs can post questions or seek advice in both a Wisconsin specific and a national group.

Join this group (Wisconsin National Board Certification) to talk about National Board Certification in Wisconsin and to share information.

Join this group (Ready, Set, National Jump Start) to connect with NBCTs and candidates across the country.

By joining EdCommunities you will have access to many other groups and resources too. You do not need to be a WEAC member to join NEA EdCommunities. However, there are private groups and resources available only to members.

Connecting with a Mentor

Virtually every Nationally Board Certified Teacher (NBCT) notes the importance of having good mentors guide them through the certification process. If you are a WEAC member and would like to be connected with one of your distinguished colleagues on this webpage who have volunteered to serve as a mentor please e-mail This one-on-one support is available only to members of WEAC.

WEA Academy’s Support Class

Developed for the candidate who prefers working from the comfort of their home, the WEA Academy’s National Board course is also an ideal option for those who do not live close to one of WEAC’s in person support sites. Taught by experienced NBCT teacher leaders and mentors, this course will assist candidates every step of the way from understanding the standards to component submission. WEAC and NEA affiliate members receive a substantial discount for this course.

WEAC’s National Board Certification Tool Kit

WEAC has partnered with The National Board of Professional Teaching Standards to provide those considering National Board candidacy with these digital tools:

If you are a support facilitator with the need of a winter/spring retreat in your area of the state please email Jeff Baas at

For more information about WEAC support for National Board Certification, contact your WEAC Region office or