Learn more about our National Board support program

Spokane Education Association offers cohorts for members pursuing their National Boards Certification. The cohorts have been around for over a decade and have been very successful moving candidates to their NB Certification.  Here are a few highlights of SEA’s Cohorts:

  • SEA is OSPI approved

  • Our facilitators are state-trained (with OSPI) and they are also WEA members

  • FREE clock hours earned during cohort sessions for members

  • Low candidate-to-facilitator ratio

  • Expense is quite less than a local college/university (see fee schedule below)

  • Cohort meeting schedules are determined by the needs/availability of your group

Registration for 2023-2024 is ready! Click here to register

Upcoming Dates:

2023-2024 Cohort Groups: See the Program Outline from last year listed under Resources. This will give you a good example of what to expect regarding meeting dates and times although each group will decide the best dates, times and locations for the coming year. When you're ready, you can register for 2023-2024 cohorts here

Cohorts will begin meeting in October 2024. 


I'm interested in National Board certification, how can I learn more?  If you were able to attend WEA Jumpstart in summer 2023, you'll be off to a wonderful start! If not, you can have a condensed version at a locally hosted Foundation event. When you're ready, you can register for 2023-2024 cohorts here

Who can register for SEA's cohorts? Any WEA member in the Spokane-area. This means Spokane EA members and members of neighboring local associations. 

How do I register? Registration is online via Microsoft Forms, please use this link

What are the cohort meeting schedules? Exact cohort dates will be set once candidates are placed with a facilitator (placement will take place following the kick-off meetings). See an example calendar under "resources" below for approximate dates, meetings run from October-April. Meeting locations will vary.

What are the cohort fees? Your fees to participate in cohorts are separate from fees paid to National Board. WEA member fees are as follows: $100 for Component 1, $190 for each of Components 2, 3 and 4 and $90 for Foundations (for those who did not attend JumpStart). A fee schedule is available below under "resources".

If I change my mind about cohorts, can I get a refund? Yes, refunds can be processed on a pro-rated basis depending on the number of meetings attended. If you attend more than 2 meetings for a component (inclusive of kick-off), you are not entitled to a refund for that component. 


2023-2024 Interest Form

2023-2024 Program Outline, Calendar & Policies

Cohort Fee Schedule 2023-2024

Have questions on the National Boards process? Email Laura Treece or visit the National Boards website  Questions about cohorts can be directed to Amy Poston at SEA at aposton@washingtonea.org.