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National Board Certification

National Board Certified Teachers in Hawaii

To view a directory of National Board Certified teachers, click the following link:  NBCT Directory

Candidate Support

The Hawaii State Teachers Association, in partnership with Kamehameha Schools, provides candidate support for educators pursuing National Board Certification. Contact Tracey Idica (HSTA NBCTs) at or Arianne Chock (Kamehameha Schools) at for more information. Support offered includes “Jump Start” 4 day seminars in the summer, face-to-face  and virtual cohorts located across the state (on Hawaii Island, Kauai, Maui, Molokai and Oahu). Cohorts meet 6-7 times beginning in October and ending in April or May. There will be informational sessions for all interested teachers at HSTA’s Institute Day on island across the state.  For details, please see your chapter representative.

Alu Like Scholarship

The purpose of the National Board Certification Scholarship is to provide financial assistance to Department of Education (DOE) and Public Charter School teachers and educators seeking National Board Certification through the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. The ideal applicant meets one or more of the following:
  1. Be of Native Hawaiian Ancestry;
  2. Teaching in a school with a high percentage of Native Hawaiian students.
Additionally, the application should be a candidate seeking certification with plans to teach in a DOE or Public Charter school in Hawaii after completing the National Board program. For more information about the ALU LIKE scholarship opportunity please visit their website. If you have questions regarding the scholarship, please email or call their office at (808) 535-6700.

National Board Fee Reimbursement and Incentive

Teachers who have completed the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) process and/or are NBPTS certified: For fee reimbursement and pay bonus, contact the Hawaiʻi Department of Education Personnel Management Specialist Steven Harada:


HSTA NBCTs is a statewide local network affiliate of the National Board for Professional Teacher Standards.  Membership is open NBCTs, candidates, and supporters of National Board. Mission:  Our mission is to advance the quality of teaching and learning by supporting a collaborative network of NBCTs, candidates and other professionals, to connect network participants with teacher leadership opportunities, and to promote the sharing of ideas and expertise within our network, HSTA and HTSB.  

Opportunities for NBCTs

Learn how to become an National Board Assessor.