Thursday, September 21, 2023 06:09 PM

National Board Certification

National Board Certified Teachers in Hawaii

The Hawaii Teacher Standards Board recognizes the value National Board Certification brings to Hawaii’s educators.  We are proud to support both the process and the celebration of becoming a National Board Certified Teacher.

Hawaii NBCT Network

Hawaii’s Local National Board Network Affiliate website has many resources and announcements.  It can be found here:  Hawaii NBCTs.

Ready to start your National Board journey?

Click here to get started: National Board Resources.

Active Hawaii NBCT Directory

To view an updated directory of active Hawaii National Board Certified teachers listed by certificate area, click the following link:  NBCT Directory

Candidate Support

In the state of Hawaii, there are many opportunities for National Board candidates to find support. HTSB currently supports a Leeward Coast National Board Project in partnership with INPEACE.  To increase the number of accomplished teachers on the coast, INPEACE provides financial support to teachers who have demonstrated a commitment to staying in the Waianae Nanakuli complex to work on their National Board entries.  Please contact Licensing Specialist, Tracey Idica, NBCT ( or  Dr. Donna Camvel ( for more information about support available to Leeward Coast teachers The Hawaii State Teachers Association, in partnership with Kamehameha Schools, provides candidate support for educators pursuing National Board Certification. Contact Lisa Espiritu (HTSB) or Mari Sunabe (Kamehameha Schools) for more information. Support offered includes “NEA Jump Start” 3-4 day seminars in the summer,  and virtual cohorts for each component during the school year.  Cohorts meet 6-7 times beginning in October and ending in April or May.

National Board Information Sessions

There will be National Board Information Sessions for interested teachers at many  HSTA Chapter Institute Days across the state. For details, please see your chapter representative.  Be sure to ask about NEA Jump Start!


Hawaii Teacher Standards Board is excited to be a part of celebrations for new and renewed NBCTs across the country.   Highlights from January 2022 Team NBCT Week activities can be found here.

National Board Fee Reimbursement and Incentives

DOE NBCTs receive a $5000.00 annual incentive for their accomplishment.  NBCTs at schools designated as CSI and TSI schools may be eligible for an additional $5000.00 bonus. Teachers who have completed the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) process and received scores for all 4 components are eligible for reimbursement of the initial cost of each component.  Those who achieved certification are eligible for $1900.00 reimbursement.  Those who didnʻt yet achieve, are eligible for a $1500.00 reimbursement with the remaining $400.00 reimbursed upon certification. NOTE:  Scholarships received for  National Board fees are not eligible for reimbursement. For fee reimbursement and incentive information, contact the Hawaiʻi Department of Education Personnel Management Specialist Angel Cabradilla: