BMA Certification


NJSBA’s Board Member Academy is a unique certification program designed to deliver high-quality training in all areas of school board responsibility. Courses cover a range of topics including general boardsmanship, governance, leadership, labor, policy and school law matters. Whenever possible, programs employ interactive learning techniques, such as simulations and hands-on activities.

NJSBA offers a variety of certification programs for board members who wish to take their training to a higher level. They include: Certificated Board Member Master Board Member Certified Board Leader Learn more about individual certifications.

To make learning and earning credits as convenient as possible, credit for Academy certification programs also may be acquired through county, regional and computer-based training programs.

Note Regarding Online Mandated Training: Online mandated training for the 2014 cycle will be available in the summer of 2014. Please check back for registration and more information.

Program Content Academy program offerings are continually evaluated and revised so that they remain relevant to board needs. Program content may change from year to year so that different core areas may be covered. Members may repeat programs to satisfy various core areas or to earn credits towards certifications.

Board Certifications

In addition to individual certifications, NJSBA offers certifications for boards. They include: Board Certification Board Recertification Master Board Certification