NBPTS was formed in 1987 to advance the quality of teaching and learning by developing professional standards for accomplished teaching, creating a voluntary system to certify teachers who meet those standards and integrating certified teachers into educational reform efforts.
National Board Certified Teachers and the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards advance the quality of teaching and learning by:
Recent Changes to the NBPTS Process (Fall 2013)
Sec. of Education Arne Duncan's message (video) to those considering National Board Certification.