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Professionalism - National Board Certification - KEA National Board Seminars

National Board Information and registration for KEA seminars can be accessed by choosing  from the links below:

A minimum of ten (10) participants must register before a session is held. Registration closes one (1) week prior to the the registration date. If you choose a date and registration is closed you will not be able to attend that session.

Jump Start - Generally trainings are offered for 2 days.*  Two (2) day training covering foundations and components two, three, and four of the NBCT process. Registration fee $200 for members and $500 for non-KEA. 

** This fee includes your registration to one of our NBCT Cohort Support Groups that will be conducted in the 2019-2020 candidate cycle. **

Training Dates:

December 27th-28th, 2019


Jump Start – 1 Day Option We offer a one (1) day training and costs $100 for members and $225 for non-KEA members.  This training is an opportunity to engage in a deeper understanding of foundations and one component of your choice to be chosen at registration.

** This fee includes your registration to one of our NBCT Cohort Support Groups that will be conducted in the 2019-2020 candidate cycle. **

Training Dates:

February 15th, 2020

March 21st, 2020


Component 1 Training - This three (3) hour training is intended to guide candidates through the process of taking the NBCT assessment in a testing center.  Registration fee for this component is $40 for members and $100 for non-KEA. 

Training Dates:

April 18th, 2020 (Elizabethtown)

April 25th, 2020 (Elizabethtown)

May 2nd, 2020 (Lexington)

May 2nd, 2020 (Paducah)


Cohort Support Group - During these cohort group meetings you will be lead by and NBCT in a small group setting either virtual or face to face (your choice).  You will be guided through a curriculum intended to help you through the process of your National Boards.  These groups will meet eight (8) to ten (10) times during the candidate cycle for a total of sixteen (16) to twenty (20) hours of support.  Fee for this support is $75 for members and $250 for non-KEA. 

** If you attended a NBCT/KEA Jump Start this already includes your registration for a cohort support group of your choosing.**

Training Dates:

January 1, 2020


Home Stretch Training - Peer Entry Review - Each session is three (3) hours.  Registration is $40 for KEA Members and $100 for non-KEA members.  Candidates will bring a draft copy of their work in one (1) component area.  Candidates will work with like-certificate candidates (when possible) to provide and receive feedback on their work.

Training Dates:

April 18th, 2020 PM (Elizabethtown)

April 18th, 2020 AM (Elizabethtown)

April 25th, 2020 PM (Elizabethtown)

April 25th, 2020 AM (Elizabethtown)

May 2nd, 2020 PM (Lexington)

May 2nd, 2020 AM (Lexington)

May 2nd, 2020 (Paducah)


Renewal Training - Each session is six (6) hours. Registration Fee $75 for KEA members and $125 for non-KEA members. Some sessions will be offered virtually. Virtual training requires three (3) hours on Friday evening and three (3) hours on Saturday monring.  Both sessions must be attended to qualify for the six (6) hour training. A link will be sent to the virtual training the week before the training.

Training Dates:

December 28th, 2019

January 10th-11th, 2020

February 7th-8th, 2020


Professional Learning Facilitator Certification - Each session is six (6) hours. Registration Fee $25 for KEA & NBCT Network members and $50 for non-KEA or NBCT network members.  You will be brought up to date on all the changes to the NBCT Process and gain the ethical and bias training needed in order to provide constructive support and feedback to NBCT candidates.  Upon conclusion of this training you will be granted a certificate that certifies you to be a Professional Learning Facilitator and provide support to NBCT candidates. Note:  This is only offered to current NBCT’s that want to assist candidates in the NBCT process. 

Training Dates:

December 27th, 2019

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