New Jersey state law requires school board members and charter school trustees to attend training in the first, second and third years of a first term, and in the first year of a re-elected or reappointed term. NJSBA is the state-designated provider of Mandated Training, which is available at no cost to members.

Board members can fulfill their Governance II, III, and IV School District Accountability Act training requirements through specially designated Foundations for Success regional programs, at Workshop, and online. New board member may fulfill their training requirements through the weekend orientation program, in-person one-day programs, and online.

The following mandated training programs are required:

  • Governance I: New Board Members – New Board Member Orientation Conference
  • Governance II: 1st Term, 2nd full year of service – Finance
  • Governance III: 1st Term, 3rd full year of service – Student Achievement
  • Governance IV: Re-elected/Reappointed Board Members in the first year of any succeeding term – Legal Update

Training Opportunities

Governance I: New Board Member Orientation

For board members and charter school trustees in the first year of their first term. 

One-Day Orientation

Monday, Oct. 21
Atlantic City Convention Center (at Workshop 2019)
Member Rate: Free • Non-Member Rate: $250
12:30 – 4:30 p.m. (Registration 12 p.m.)
Ask your business administrator to register you for this program.

Online Training

Ask your school business administrator to register you for online Governance I training.

Member Rate: Free • Non-Member Rate: $250


Governance II: Finance

For board members and charter school trustees in the second year of their first term.

In-Person Training

Thursday, Oct. 24
Atlantic City Convention Center (at Workshop 2019)
Member Rate: Free • Non-Member Rate: $100
10 – 11:30 a.m. (Registration 9:30 a.m.)
Ask your business administrator to register you for this program.

Online Training

Ask your school business administrator to register you for online Governance II training.

Member Rate: Free • Non-Member Rate: $100


Governance III: Student Achievement

For board members and charter school trustees in the third year of their first term.

In-Person Training

Thursday, Oct. 24
Atlantic City Convention Center (at Workshop 2019)
Member Rate: Free • Non-Member Rate: $100
10 – 11:30 a.m. (Registration 9:30 a.m.)
Ask your business administrator to register you for this program.

Online Training

Ask your school business administrator to register you for online Governance III training.

Member Rate: Free • Non-Member Rate: $100


Governance IV: Legal Update

For board members and charter school trustees in the first year of a re-elected or reappointed term.

In-Person Training

Thursday, Oct. 24
Atlantic City Convention Center (at Workshop 2019)
Member Rate: Free • Non-Member Rate: $100
9:30 – 11 a.m. (Registration 9 a.m.)
Ask your business administrator to register you for this program.

Online Training

Ask your school business administrator to register you for online Governance IV training.

Member Rate: Free • Non-Member Rate: $100

Please contact the Training Department for questions regarding Mandated Training requirements at training@njsba.org.