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Rules Governing the National Board Certification Loan Program

(pdf, 102kb)

This information is for first time candidates only - (Renewal and retake candidates cannot receive funding from the loan)

Applying for National Board Certification Funding Information
(pdf, 378kb)

This loan ($1900) can be borrowed by first time candidates only and it will pay for all four Components. This loan cannot be used for renewal and retake candidates or borrowed in increments. If you do not want to borrow the full amount, please do not complete this application. Follow all the rules here if you plan to withdraw from the process before the withdrawal deadline.

NC-NBC Application and Process Flow Chart
(pdf, 28kb)

Funding Options
(pdf, 354kb)

Eligibility Criteria for the State Loan
(pdf, 312kb)

NBC Truth in Lending
(pdf, 73kb)

NBC State Loan Application

If your application is approved, you will receive an email (Please use an email address that you check often) concerning what you should do next. The email will contain time sensitive information that you must respond to immediately or the funds will be given to another candidate. If you're renewing your National Board Certification or retaking any components, you cannot receive funding through the loan.

The deadline to apply for the loan in the 2019-2020 cycle is December 31, 2019 or until all funds are dissolved, whichever comes first.

Questions concerning state funding or if your loan application has been denied please contact:
Dr. Sonja Brown, NC National Board Certification Program Director
919.807.3358 (Phone)
919.807.3362 (Fax)