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Teaching Quality--Certification and Licensure--Natl. Bd. for Prof. Teach. Stds


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State Status/Date Level Summary
WYSigned into law 03/2014P-12Expands Set of Employees Eligible for National Board Certification Pay Incentive Reimbursement Program
S.F. 5
Expanded the set of employees eligible for the national board certification pay incentive reimbursement program to include school district librarians, tutors, or other full-time employees holding certain certification. http://legisweb.state.wy.us/2014/Enroll/S...

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WISigned into law 06/2013P-12Master Educators
Act 20 - Sections: 1750, 1751e, and 9334(2)
Requires that, for a person licensed by the Department as a master educator, the person also receive a rating of "effective" or "highly effective" under the applicable educator effectiveness system in order to receive an initial grant for the costs of having a...

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LASigned into law 06/2013P-12Eligibility of Nationally Certified School Teachers, Counselors, and Psychologists for Salary Adjustments
H.B. 540
Permits but does not require a local board to pay a salary adjustment to a nationally certified school teacher, counselor, or psychologist who is awarded an initial credential issued by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards/National Board for ...

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OKSigned into law 06/2013P-12National Board Certification
H.B. 1660
Amends provisions related to National Board for Professional Teaching Standards certification for teachers. Limits the annual number of applicants to participate in the program each fiscal year for whom the Commission shall pay one-half (1/2) of the applicatio...

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NMVetoed 04/2013P-12School Program Units for Certain Personnel
H.B. 192
Allows all licensed school employees certified by the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards to be eligible receive a onetime salary differential equal to 1.5 times the unit value set for the school year.
http://www.nmlegis.gov/Sessions/13%20Regular...

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OKSigned into law 06/2012P-12Superintendent Certification and Moratorium on National Board Certification Bonuses
H.B. 2790
Extends the moratorium on National Board certification bonuses for newly certified teachers another year. The state board will not provide a $5,000 bonus through June 30, 2013, to any teacher who obtains National Board certification between June 30, 2010, and ...

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COSigned into law 06/2012P-12Effective Educators Low-performing Schools
H.B. 1261
Extends stipends for teachers who are nationally board certified to principals who meet standards for principal certification. Allows nationally board certified teachers and principals to receive additional stipends if they are employed in a low-performing, hi...

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LAPassed 06/2012P-12Salary Increases to Teachers and Others Who Earn National Board Certification
S.R. 195
Urges and requests the Senate Committee on Education to study and make recommendations relative to providing salary increases as provided in existing law to teachers and other certified school employees who earn national board certification. http://www.legis.s...

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IASigned into law 05/2012P-12National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Awards
S.F. 2284 - Division VIII
This section eliminates the end dates for the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards certification one-time fee reimbursement awards and the annual awards. The eligibility for the annual award is 10 years or for the years the individual maintains a...

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ALSigned into law 04/2012P-12Salary Supplement for National Board-Certified Teachers and Principals
S.B. 143
Makes a supplemental appropriation in the amount of $2,313,850 from the Education Trust Fund to the state department of education for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2012, to pay the entire $5,000 salary supplement to teachers for the fiscal years 2010-20...

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CASigned into law 09/2011P-12Awarding of Additional Subject Credential or New Teaching Credential Type
S.B. 941 - Awarding of Additional Subject Credential or New Teaching Credential Type
From bill summary: Requires the commission on teacher credentialing to issue an authorization for an additional subject or for a new teaching credential type to the holder of a valid multiple subject or single subject teaching credential, or eligible applicant...

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ILSigned into law 08/2011P-12Overhaul of Teacher and Administrator Licensure
S.B. 1799
Effective June 30, 2012, repeals 105 ILCS 5/21-1a on teacher certification exams. Effective June 30, 2013, repeals statutory provisions on (1) teacher certification, qualifications and issuance of certificates; (2) subject endorsement on teacher certificates; ...

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PAVeto overridden: legislature has overridden governor's veto 11/2010P-12Omnibus Bill - NBPTS Certification
H.B. 101 - Article XI-B
Article XI-B provides for the payment of fees associated with certification by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. Also includes payment for exams and reimbursement to districts for the cost of substitute teachers hired while an eligible te...

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CASigned into law 10/2010P-12Awards for National Board-Certified Teachers
A.B. 1610 - Awards for National Board-Certified Teachers
From bill summary: Existing law makes a teacher who earns National Board for Professional Teaching Standards certification and meets other specified criteria eligible for an award. Existing law requires a school district that receives an application for an awa...

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SCSigned into law 05/2010P-12Teacher Salary Supplements
S.B. 1363
Provides salary supplements for teachers who obtain National Board Certification. http://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess118_2009-2010/bills/1363.htm...

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KYSigned into law 03/2010P-12Bonuses for National Board-Certified Teachers in Kentucky Tech Programs
S.B. 89
Provides salary supplements to national board-certified teachers employed in Kentucky Tech schools or programs operated by the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. http://www.lrc.ky.gov/record/10RS/SB89/bill.doc...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009P-12Educator Excellence Awards Program
H.B. 709
Adds national board-certified teachers as a group of educators eligible to be awarded stipends for improved student achievement through the educator excellence awards program. http://www.legis.state.tx.us/tlodocs/81R/billtext/pdf/HB00709F.pdf...

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NDSigned into law 05/2009P-12National Board Certification
H.B. 1400 - Sec. 12, NBPTS
Creates the national board certification fund in the state treasury. Requires the education standards and practices board to make grants aailable (not to exceed $2,500 each). As a condition of the grant, the board may require recipients to mentor other indivi...

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GASigned into law 04/2009P-12Salary Increases for National Board-Certified Teachers
H.B. 243
Eliminates provision that a teacher must be granted two days of approved paid leave to prepare the portfolio of student work required for national certification. Replaces with provision that effective July 2009, only a teacher teaching full-time in a high-need...

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ILSigned into law 10/2008P-12Teaching Excellence Program and P-20 Council Membership
S.B. 2687
Revises the Teaching Excellence Program. Provides an annual payment of $3,000 to a teacher or counselor who holds both a Master Certificate and a
corresponding certificate issued by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. Creates a $1,000 incen...

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NCSigned into law 07/2008P-12Nationally Certified Teachers as Mentors
H.B. 2360
Permits national board certified teachers to serve as full-time mentors, as recommended by the Joint Legislative Education Oversight Committee.
http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/Sessions/2007/Bills/House/PDF/H2360v0.pdf...

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FLSigned into law 06/2008P-12Education Program Funding
H.B. 5083
Deletes salary supplements for National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) certification from definition of compensation under the Retirement System; excludes charter school Merit Award Program funds from administrative fees; revises funding for...

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COSigned into law 05/2008P-12Improving Teaching Quality Policies
H.B. 1384
Requires the Department of Education to administer a biennial teaching and learning conditions survey to all teachers to be used for planning and designing future programs; provides stipends to certain teachers employed by a school district, a board of coopera...

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NCSigned into law 07/2007P-12High Needs Schools
S.B. 1479
Allows National Board Certified Teachers who serve as mentors, literacy coaches, or in other instructional leadership positions at high needs schools to retain the salary increment for National Board for Professional Teaching Standards certification. Allows Na...

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HISigned into law 06/2007P-12Additional Bonuses for National Board-Certified Teachers
H.B. 24
Provides an additional $5,000 bonus per year for each national board-certified teacher who teaches at:
         (A)  A school that is in restructuring under the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB);
         (B)  A school with a high turnover rate, as determined by...

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TXVetoed 06/2007P-12
H.B. 2646
Amends the Educator Excellence Awards program to allow districts to spend certain funds awarded through the program on stipends for classroom teachers who have obtained national board certification through the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards...

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MNSigned into law 05/2007P-12Grant Program to Promote Professional Teaching Standards
H.F. 2245 [Professional Teaching Standards]
Establishes grant program to promote professional teaching standards through the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. Establishes teacher eligibility criteria, application process and amount of grant awards for accepted teachers.
http://www.revi...

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WASigned into law 04/2007P-12National Board Certification Bonuses
H.B. 2262
Provides that certificated instructional staff who have attained certification from the national board for professional teaching standards shall receive a bonus each year in which they maintain the certification. The bonus shall be calculated as follows: The a...

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MDVetoed 04/2007P-12Natl. Board for Prof. Teaching Standards Certification Aid
H.B. 275; S.B. 57
Includes the renewal of certification by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards as part of the State and Local Aid Program for Certification by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards; increases the maximum number of teachers who...

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MDSigned into law 04/2007P-12National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Policies
S.B. 57; H.B. 275
Includes the renewal of certification by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards as part of the State and Local Aid Program for Certification by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards; increases the maximum number of teachers who...

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WVSigned into law 03/2007P-12Teacher Salaries & Bonuses; Service Personnel
H.B. 2777
Increases annual salaries of public school teachers; increases the annual salary bonus for teachers with National Board for Professional Teaching Standards certification; allows for reimbursement of fees and expenses incurred while obtaining the National Board...

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WVSigned into law 03/2007P-12
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Permanent Certification Requirements; 21st Century Learner Fellows & Retirement Benefits
H.B. 2585
Until a professional educator qualifies for a permanent certificate, requires the educator who has a certificate based on a bachelor's degree to complete the following within five years from the date the certificate first became valid:

(1) File an application...

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WYSigned into law 02/2007P-12School District Teacher Incentive Program
S.B. 100
Provides incentive reimbursement payments to school districts employing teachers holding national board certification and imposes reporting requirements for such reimbursements. http://legisweb.state.wy.us/2007/Enroll/SF0100.pdf...

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UTAdopted 01/2007P-12Highly Qualified Teacher Grant Program
R277-511
Establishes a grant program to assist teachers in achieving the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards certification as a Highly Qualified Teacher; provides for standards and procedures for distribution of grant funds and responsibilities of grant ...

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CAVetoed 09/2006P-12NBPTS Fees and Test Exemption; Teaching Fellowships
S.B. 842
Authorizes state funds to school districts for fees of teachers who seek certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards employed by districts or charter schools to teach in state public schools. Provides a certified person is not req...

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ILSigned into law 07/2006P-12Principal Certification, Mentoring and Evaluation
S.B. 860
Requires the state board to establish a new principal mentoring program to allow experienced principals to serve as mentors to new principals during their first year as a principal. Requires the principal, in collaboration with the mentor, to identify areas fo...

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LASigned into law 06/2006P-12Salary Adjustment for NBPTS-Certified Teachers
H.B. 175
Extends the deadline from 2007 to 2013 for teachers to have obtained initial certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards in order to receive a mandated salary adjustment. http://www.legis.state.la.us/billdata/streamdocument.asp?di...

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IASigned into law 06/2006P-12NBPTS Registation Fees
H.B. 2792 - Section 4
Extends to June 30, 2007 eligibility for teachers to receive a one-time initial reimbursement award for up to half of the registration fee for certification by the national board for professional teaching standards. http://coolice.legis.state.ia.us/Cool-ICE/de...

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IASigned into law 06/2006P-12Merit-Based Teacher Pay
H.B. 2792 - Section 24 - 27
Rewrites section 284.11 (former "Pilot program for team-based variable pay for student achievement"). New section 284.11 encourages school districts to establish teacher compensation opportunities that recognize the need for geographic or other locally determ...

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MDSigned into law 04/2006P-12National Board Certified Teacher Pilot Program
S.B. 458; H.B. 652
Establishes the National Board Certified Teacher Pilot Program in the State Department of Education; authorizes the State Superintendent of Schools to select a specified number of public school systems and public schools to participate in the Program; requires...

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UTSigned into law 03/2006P-12Incentives for National Board Certification
H.B. 285
Directs the state board to give grants to school districts and charter schools to pay costs directly related to enabling licensed teachers to obtain National Board certification or to take tests to meet federal highly qualified teacher standards; requires scho...

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WVSigned into law 03/2006P-12Bonus for Teachers wtih National Board Certification
S.B. 783
Provides a $2,500 bonus for professional personnel with National Board for Professional Teaching Standards certification to be continued for the life of the certificate or ten years, whichever expires first, and to provide for the reimbursement of the fee plus...

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SDSigned into law 03/2006P-12Stipends for Nationally Certified Teachers
S.B. 83
Increases the length of time for which nationally certified teachers may receive stipends to be paid upon receipt of documentation of certification completion. During the first five years, the state department stipend is $1000 and the district's is $1000. From...

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KYSigned into law 03/2006P-12Rank I Rating
H.B. 125
Prohibits the Education Professional Standards Board from awarding a a Rank I rating to a teacher who used national board certification to qualify if the certificate is revoked for misconduct or voided for other reasons. http://www.lrc.ky.gov/RECORD/06RS/HB125...

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KSSigned into law 04/2005P-12Teacher Recruitment component of H.B. 2331
H.B. 2331 (multiple provisions)
HB 2331 amends statutes governing the National Board Certification program. Under current law, teachers attaining National
Board Certification receive an annual salary bonus from the state of $1,000 for the ten years of the certification period. The bill remov...

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KSSigned into law 04/2005P-12National Board-Certified Teachers and Hard-to-Fill Teaching Disciplines
S.B. 48 (section 10-12)
Eliminates 10-year cap on number of years a national board-certified teacher may receive the $1,000 annual incentive bonus. Authorizes the state board of education to provide scholarships of $1,100 each to teachers who are accepted to participate in the nation...

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NMSigned into law 04/2005P-12School Program Cost Changes - national board certification
H.B. 249
Includes national board certification in program cost calculation.

http://legis.state.nm.us/Sessions/05%20Regular/final/HB0249.pdf...

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MD(H) THIRD READING PASSED (135-0) 04/2005P-12Quality Teacher Incentive Act - Increasing Participation
S.B. 266
Increasing the maximum number of teachers selected each year to participate in the State and Local Aid Program for Certification by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards from 500 to 750; and generally relating to participation in the Program

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MDVetoed 04/2005P-12National Board for Professional Teaching Standards stipend
S.B. 268
Providing for a stipend of up to a maximum of $2,000 for certificated school-based employees who work directly with students or teachers and who hold a certificate issued by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards; updating specified terms.

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NMPocket Veto by GOVERNOR. 03/2004P-12Public School Finance
H.B. 62
Adds national board certification in the program cost calculation; includes early childhood education, bilingual multicultural education, special education, at-risk programs and national board for teaching standards certification in those calculations. http://...

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NDSigned into law 04/2003P-12National Certification of Teachers
S.B. 2135
AN ACT to provide for national certification of teachers; and to provide an appropriation. http://www.state.nd.us/lr/assembly/58-2003/bill_text/DQOU0600.pdf...

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WAEmergency Rule Adoption 04/2003P-12National Board Endorsements
WAC 180-82-204, -82A-204
Establishes emergency rules to allow individuals with a valid teaching certificate from the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards to have their national board endorsements placed on their Washington teaching certificate, if the endorsements are end...

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KYSigned into law 03/2003P-12National Board Certification Incentive Trust Fund Payments
H.B. 252
Specifies that the Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board may allocate funds only to districts or teachers for purposes for which other funds are not being received. Allows the Education Professional Standards Board to limit the participants allowed ...

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WAAdopted 01/2003P-12National Board for Professional Teaching Standards
WAC 180-82-204
Establishes emergency rules allowing individuals who hold National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) certification to have the endorsements on their national certificates placed on their Washington state teaching certificates. WASHINGTON REG 21...

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GASigned into law 04/2002P-12National Board Teacher Licensure and Professional Standard Commission Investigations
S.B. 368
Modifies language relating to teachers certified by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. Modifies language relating to duties, membership, compensation and preliminary investigations of violations by the Professional Standards Commission. Pe...

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NVSigned into law 06/2001P-12Assessments, National Board Certification, Professional Development
S.B. 3A
Relates to achievement and proficiency examinations administered in public schools; revises provisions governing the increase of salary for a teacher who is certified by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards; requires school districts to creat...

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MDSigned into law 05/2001P-12Number of Teachers Eligible for NBPTS Aid Program
S.B. 129
Increases to 1,000 the maximum number of teachers eligible to participate in the State and Local Aid Program for Certification by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards....

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MTSigned into law 05/2001P-12National Board for Professional Teaching Standards - Stipends
H.B. 42
Recognizes excellence in teaching; provides annual professional stipends to teachers who obtain certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards....

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OKSigned into law 05/2001P-12National Board Certification
H.B. 1499--Multiple Components
One portion of this large bill stipultes that teachers receiving National Board certification receive $7,000 annually as long as they continue teaching in the state and continue their National certification....

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WYSigned into law 03/2001P-12National Certification Incentive
S.B. 13
Relates to the national teacher certification incentive; modifies program reimbursement levels; eliminates the delayed repeal of the program....

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KSSigned into law 05/2000P-12Incentives for National Board Certification; Mentoring
S.B. 432
Concerns schools and school district; relates to employment of personnel; includes incentives for national certification and mentoring of first year teachers....

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GASigned into law 03/2000P-12Omnibus Bill - Teacher Compensation and National Board Certification
H.B. 1187
Teachers receiving National Board Certification will receive a 10 percent increase in salary...

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KYSigned into law 03/2000P-12Teacher Quality
H.B. 25
Establishes the intent of the General Assembly to reach a goal that there be at least one national board certified teacher in every public school by 2020; establishes certification trust fund; provides that a public school teacher who attains National Board Ce...

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SDSigned into law 03/2000P-12National Board Certification
H.B. 1255
Reimburses public school teachers who become nationally certified....

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