Incentives for National Board Certified Teachers

Fee Support

The National Board Certification State and Local Incentive Program provides partial fee support to initial and renewal candidates for National Board Certification who qualify (COMAR 13A.07.08). This program is for teachers working in Maryland school districts and is dependent on appropriations by the Maryland General Assembly.

  • Candidates who would like to participate in the Incentive Program should contact their local school system to discuss the selection procedures and eligibility requirements.

  • Maryland school districts may apply to participate between July 15th and October 5th.

Program Deadlines

October 4th - Local Education Agencies identify potential candidates

November 15th - Eligible candidates will be notified regarding their approval status

December 30th - Candidates select components on-line

No late submissions will be accepted.

Please visit the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards website for further information regarding the process of certification.

Continuing Professional Development Credits

  • Maryland certificate holders who complete the NBC process are eligible for Continuing Professional Development Credits (CPDs), which may be used toward the renewal of the Maryland Educator License

    • Individuals who complete the program but do not achieve certification are eligible for 3 CPDs

    • Individuals who achieve or maintain certification are eligible for 6 CPDs

  • Certificate holders who are employed with a Maryland school district should contact their CPD liaison for more information

  • Certificate holders who are not employed should contact for more information.

Salary Increases for National Board Certification

Teachers with National Board Certification working in Maryland local education agencies may earn up to $17,000 in salary incentives. Visit the Blueprint for Maryland's Future website for more information.


Melissa Chandler
National Board State Coordinator
Division of Educator Effectiveness
Office: (410) 767-5654