National Boards

I completed the National Board certification process during the 2008-2009 school year.  I was extremely excited to certify after my first attempt.  I have had the opportunity to help a few people through the process and thought my blog would be a great platform to use to give tips and suggestions to school counseling candidates for NBPTS.  I will add a link to each blog post I write on this page. Although I have a “game plan,” your input is welcome. Please contact me with any areas you’d like me to address in these posts.


Important Note:  I am unable to read your individual NBPTS entries.  As much as I would love to help, I have received several requests already, and I realized it is not a feasible commitment for me.  I am happy to answer questions you may have and give specific advice, but please do not send me your entries to read.  I would not want to short change anyone by taking on more than I am feasibly able to handle.   I wish everyone success in this process, and I am still here to answer questions you may have.

18 thoughts on “National Boards

  1. Brilliant idea to put the links all together in one post! Why didn’t I think of that!!!! Thanks for the great idea – I’m going to do the same thing for my sexual abuse prevention posts. Happy New Year!


    • Hi, Dedra! The renewal process is something I haven’t experienced yet, so I can’t speak to it right now. I have another three years before I start. This November will be my 5th NBCT anniversary.

    • Question for Dedra…Did you go through the renewal process and if yes do you have any tips for me. Thanks, Kim PK-5

    • Hi! I am just hitting year five and won’t be tackling renewal for at least another 3-4 years. I do not have that experience yet. Hopefully if someone does, they will chime in. You can also ask on my Facebook page. Let me know if you would like to pose a question to my followers.

  2. Looking for any other school counselors in the renewal process or already renewed. eportfolio window opens April 1 and submission deadline is May 20. I am in my 8th year of certification and have paid my fees and started the process.

    • I’m in my 6th year, so I do not have the experience yet to write about it. I’ll definitely write about it when I do though. You’ll have to give me some pointers! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

  3. I am also attempting renewal this year, my 8th year. I would be open to discussing. It seems like there are so many teachers, but so few counselors to support and encourage each other!
    Ingle in NC

    • Ingle, did you go forward with the renewal last May? I waited until this year. I would love to know about your experience and any tips or pointers you can send my way. I will have to be successful with this one attempt since I am in year 9.

  4. Kim, I did renew last year because I didn’t want to take any chances! I was very thorough in reading through and restating the requirements and match them my professional experiences. I wrote, revised, re-read, and had several non-counselors read over my writing to make sure it was easy to understand. I stressed too much over it, but made it through! You will be fine, just make sure to address all required aspects and follow the outlines provided. Good luck!

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