ATF/APS National Board Candidate Support Program

Want to learn about Accomplished Teaching and Becoming Board Certified…watch for “Getting Started with Accomplished Teaching”….more info coming soon.

Informational Meeting

Wednesday, September 6, 4:30-5:30

Registration is not required and there is no fee for this class.

  • Learn about the recent changes in National Board Certification for new candidates.
  • The meeting will cover information for first-time applicants.
  • Learn about the support program for National Board Candidates.

Foundations of Accomplished Teaching (mandatory for ALL first time candidates) 8AM-12:30PM. Pick one to attend.

  • September 9th, 2017
  • October 7th, 2017
  • January 6th, 2018

$75 if registered 7 days prior to class. 6 days or less prior to class $85

This class is to introduce teachers to Accomplished Teaching and to help those who want to be candidates for National Board Certification understand the process.

**This class will be put on by the New Mexico National Board Certified Teacher Network. Click here for Registration and more information.

Saturday Workshops 9AM to 3PM at our union office

  • October 21st, 2017
  • February 10th, 2018

These workshops are designed to help candidates dig deeper into the directions for their components and give them an opportunity to meet with other candidates in their certificate areas. They will give candidates more information regarding the certification process. Writing tips and tricks, how to plan their entries, video taping guidelines and technology support will be among the topics. The classes are meant to build upon each other and will not repeat information from prior classes. Each class will cover different information.

Early Bird: $40 if registered 7 days prior to class. If registered less than 6 days prior to class or on the day of class $50

Registration information coming soon.

Component Support from a Candidate Support Provider (CSP)

For those candidates who wish to have personalized support you may purchase support from a CSP. Your CSP will meet with your small group at least once per month from November through April in a small group and give you feedback on your written commentary.

Component 2, 3 or 4:

Early Bird: Prior to October 21st–$225 for each component.

Late fee for joining after October 20th is an additional $75 per component.

If a request to change a CSP after 2 weeks of assignment is made an additional $75 fee will be incurred by the candidate.

Click here to register for Component 2.

Component 1 class:

This class is to support candidates who are taking component 1 and will take you through how to study for “the test”.

Dates for Component 1 class:

  • March 3rd 8AM to 12PM at our union office
  • AND March 14th from 4pm-8pm at our union office.

Early Bird $50 if registered 7 days prior to class. If registered 6 days or less prior to the class, $60

Click here to register for Component 1.


Full support with a CSP: Jan-Apr: 4 small group meetings and reading support:  $200

Renewal or Retake who wants only two readings prior to the end of April from a CSP: $125

Registration information coming soon.


4 HOUR CLASS: Feb 3rd, 2018 8am to 12pm

4 hour class to go over renewal components and give additional support:

Early bird: $50 (registration 7 days prior to class). $60 if registration is completed less than 6 days prior to class.

Registration information coming soon.

Additional services:

Individual component reading by a CSP: (Work must be paid for and submitted no later than May 1st, 2018) $50



Interested in becoming a Candidate Support Provider (CSP) or are you already a CSP and want to work with candidates this year? Join us September 11th, 2017 at our union office 4:30-6:30—no RSVP required

If you have any questions, please contact Ritamarie Theiler at or Andrea Quintana at

ATF has been providing comprehensive, quality support for National Board candidates for a decade!