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“To help those who teach bridge to do it better, more effectively, more knowledgeably, more professionally.”

Want to read more about the Master Teacher program and get advice on the interview process? 

Read our Q & A Session with Betty Starzec 

About the Application Process

Who is eligible for ABTA Master Teacher accreditation?

Please see the eligibility requirements 

How do I apply?

Follow the application instructions here

When are applications due?

Applications must be received 30 days prior to the start of the annual ABTA convention. Check the date of the next ABTA Convention here

Why should I apply for ABTA Master Teacher accreditation? 

After consulting with several ABTA Master Teachers, we have compiled a list of the most significant Benefits of the ABTA Master Teacher Designation

Questions about the Evaluation Process

When are interviews held? Master Teacher interviews are always held on the Tuesday morning prior to the start of the ABTA convention. Check the date of the next ABTA Convention here

How should I prepare for the interview?

How many Master Teachers qualify each year? 
We do not have any set quota.  Only the names of successful candidates are announced at the ABTA banquet.  The names, as well as the number, of unsuccessful candidates are kept confidential.


For additional information, please contact:

Betty Starzec
1414 Forest Bend Drive
Sugar Land TX 77479-6282


Phone: 281-343-8687