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. 

The New Jersey School Boards Association offers its members numerous formats to fulfill this requirement, including live virtual training, self-paced online courses, and in-person training.* 

GOV I GOV II GOV III GOV IV


Governance I: First Year of First Term Training – New Board Member Orientation Mandated Training

In-Person Offerings

Autumn Dates TBA

Virtual Training

Live Virtual Sessions  

Throughout the year, NJSBA staff will present information new board members need to perform their responsibilities effectively. This format allows time for questions and answers. The Live Virtual new board member sessions are scheduled in three consecutive live sessions, each lasting approximately two hours. Members must attend all three session dates consecutively to fulfill the Governance One requirement and receive Board Member Academy credit.  

Autumn Dates TBA

 

Self-Paced Online Course

The self-paced, interactive session allows board members to take the course at their convenience. Completion of this course fulfills the School District Accountability Act Mandated Training requirement. 


Governance II, III AND IV

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 

 NOTE: Board members appointed to an unexpired term do not need to complete Mandated Training. 

Governance II: Second Year of the First Term – School Finance 

Live Virtual Training  

Throughout the year, NJSBA staff will present the Governance II: Finance session live online. This interactive format allows time for questions and answers. 

Sessions will take place from 7 – 9 p.m. on the following dates: 

Autumn Dates TBA

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

Self-Paced Online Course

The self-paced, interactive session allows board members to take the course at their convenience. Completion of this course fulfills the School District Accountability Act Mandated Training requirement.  

Foundations for Success – School Finance

The Foundations for Success programs are hosted through the county school boards associations. These highly interactive and informative programs offer members a convenient way to fulfill the training requirements of the School District Accountability Act. 

Dates TBD 

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

Governance III: Third Year of the First Term – Student Achievement 

Live Virtual Training  

Throughout the year, NJSBA staff will present the Governance III: Student Achievement session live online. This interactive format allows time for questions and answers. 

Sessions will take place from 7 – 9 p.m. on the following dates: 

Autumn Dates TBA

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

Self-Paced Online Course

The self-paced, interactive session allows board members to take the course at their convenience. Completion of this course fulfills the School District Accountability Act Mandated Training requirement. 

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

Foundations for Success – Student Achievement

The Foundations for Success programs are hosted through the County School Boards Associations. These highly interactive and informative programs offer members a convenient way to fulfill the training requirements of the School District Accountability Act. 

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

Governance IV: First Year of Every Newly Elected Term – Legal Update

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

Live Virtual Training

Throughout the year, NJSBA staff will present the Governance III: Student Achievement session live online. This interactive format allows time for questions and answers. 

Sessions will take place from 7 – 9 p.m. on the following dates: 

Autumn Dates TBA

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

Self-Paced Online Course

The self-paced, interactive session allows board members to take the course at their convenience. Completion of this course fulfills the School District Accountability Act Mandated Training requirement. 

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

Foundations for Success – Legal Update

The Foundations for Success programs are hosted through the county school boards associations. These highly interactive and informative programs offer members a convenient way to fulfill the training requirements of the School District Accountability Act.

DATES TBD

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

Please contact the Training Department for questions regarding Mandated Training requirements.

*In-person training programs are subject to current health conditions.