Current Trustee Training Requirements

Training Requirements

Serving as a school board member comes with plenty of challenges. Earning and reporting training credit hours shouldn’t be one of them.

Whether you’re a new board member learning about training requirements for the first time, or an experienced board member ready to learn about options that better suit your interests, TASB has you covered.

We offer a variety of professional development that helps you earn continuing education credit (CEC) while growing in your role and feeding your passions for school governance. All training options for trustees are based on the continuing education requirements adopted by the State Board of Education.

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New Board Member Training Requirements (First year of service)

First 90 days
Open Meetings Act (OMA)
1–2 hours
Available through TASB's Online Learning Center or other registered providers.
Public Information Act (PIA)
1–2 hours
PIA training may be delegated by district policy.
First 120 days
Local District Orientation
3 hours
Provided by your school district.
Orientation to the Texas Education Code
3 hours
Provided through your local Education Service Center (ESC).
Evaluating and Improving Student Outcomes
3 hours
Available through TASB or other registered providers.
Child Abuse Prevention
1 hour
Available through TASB or other registered providers.
Within first year
Cybersecurity
1 hour
See the Texas Department of Information Resources for providers.
Team Building
3 hours
Available through TASB or other registered providers.
Additional Required Elective Training
10 hours
Available through TASB: Additional education based on Framework for School Board Development is available through TASB’s conferences, events, and continuing education programs. Also available through other providers.

New Board Member Launch

Are you still getting a handle on your role and responsibilities as a trustee? TASB offers a unique training opportunity for first-year board members to develop your knowledge and skills as you begin to serve on your board.

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Experienced Member Training Requirements (More than one year of service)

Note: Required hours will vary year to year depending on how the Post-Legislative Update, Child Abuse, and Student Achievement and Accountability hours fall for an individual trustee.

Annual
Cybersecurity
1 hour
See the Texas Department of Information Resources for providers.
Team Building
3 hours
Available through TASB or other registered providers.
Additional Required Elective Training
5 hours (Up to 5 hours online; up to 1 hour using self-instructional materials)
Available through TASB: Additional education based on Framework for School Board Development is available through TASB’s conferences, events, and continuing education programs. Also available through other providers.
Biannual
Sexual Abuse, Human Trafficking, and Other Maltreatment of Children
1 hour
Available through TASB or other registered providers.
Update to the Texas Education Code
Sufficient length ~ 1–2 hours after each legislative session
Available through TASB or other registered providers.
Evaluation and improving student outcomes
3 hours (By the second anniversary of completion of previous training)
Available through TASB or other registered providers.

Report and track your continuing education credit with TASB

Once you’ve taken training through TASB, it’s easy to report and track the credit you’ve earned.

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