National Boards Certification Support

The Alabama School Library Association will sponsor a series of monthly meetings for those school librarians who are interested in applying for National Board Certification in the 2018-2019 school year. This study group supports librarians who are interested in becoming a National Board-Certified Teacher (Library Media/Early Childhood through Young adulthood).

The 2018-2019 ASLA National Board Certification STUDY Group (Library Media) will meet at the Barnes and Noble (The Birmingham Summit Shopping Center 201 Summit Boulevard Suite 100 Birmingham, AL 35243) 205-298-0665 on September 29 at 10:00 a.m. for continuing or advanced candidates and renewals. Additional study sessions dates will be posted. NEW CANDIDATES will meet at Barnes and Nobles (The Summit) on October 6, 2018. Advanced candidates study sessions will be posted.

Please Note:

National Board Certification is a voluntary assessment program designed to develop, retain and recognize accomplished teachers and to embed ongoing improvement in schools nationwide. While state teacher credentialing programs set the basic requirements to teach in each state, National Board-Certified Teachers must demonstrate advanced teaching knowledge, skills and practices. Completion of National Board Certification signifies that teachers have developed and demonstrated the skills required of an accomplished education professional. Access the sections below for information to help guide and inform your journey to become a National Board-Certified Teacher.

If you are interested in pursuing National Board Certification as a first-time candidate, please click here (link is external) to visit the new website created just for you. See more at: The certification process is designed to collect standards-based evidence of accomplished teaching across four components:

  • Content Knowledge
  • Differentiation in Instruction
  • Teaching Practice and Classroom Environment
  • Effective and Reflective Practitioner

The cost for each of the 4 components is $475.

The evidence is clear that Board Certified teachers positively impact student learning.

Please contact Tywanna Burton ( , 205-381-3232) or Sheikla Blount ( for more information.