In 2020, PSBA will celebrate 125 years of serving school board members. As your trusted professional development source, we are also your approved source for New School Director Training or Advanced School Director Training and mandated training requirements. To equip yourself for your role as school director and to meet the Act 55 and Act 18 training requirements, PSBA is providing online and in-person learning experiences.  

The online courses can be found on and are complimentary for all members. Please note, in compliance with legislation, both new and re-elected school directors must wait until being formally seated in order to begin the required training. 

New School Director Training (5-hour requirements) and Advanced School Director Training (3-hour requirements) are your live learning option. Training will be held on evenings and Saturdays at locations around Pennsylvania so you can conveniently complete your training requirements and ready yourself for your role and the competency areas needed to be an effective school board director.  

New and reelected school directors will receive an email on December 8, 2019 with introduction and login details for the myPSBA portal. All courses needed for training requirements will be pre-populated and viewable in the “My Transcript” area of each school director member. To access the courses, no purchase or payment is required.  

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