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

Saturday, May 12, 2018
Lawrence High School, 2525 Princeton Pike, Lawrenceville
Member Rate: Free • Non Member Rate: $250
Ask your school business administrator to register you today. 

Online Training

Ask your school business administrator to register you for Governance I: New Board Member Orientation online training. If you have already registered and would like to take the training now, click here to go to our eLearning portal.


Governance II: Finance

For board members and charter school trustees in the second year of their first term. Check back for additional in-person dates later this year.

Online Training

Ask your school business administrator to register you for Governance II: Finance online training. If you have already registered and would like to take the training now, click here to go to our eLearning portal.


Governance III: Student Achievement

For board members and charter school trustees in the third year of their first term. Check back for additional in-person dates later this year.

Online Training

Ask your school business administrator to register you for Governance III: Student Achievement online training. If you have already registered and would like to take the training now, click here to go to our eLearning portal.


Governance IV: Legal Update

For board members and charter school trustees in the first year of a re-elected or reappointed term. Check back for additional in-person dates later this year.

Online Training

Ask your school business administrator to register you for Governance IV: Legal Update online training. If you have already registered and would like to take the training now, click here to go to our eLearning portal.

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