Governing Board Member Training

Texas Education Code (Sections 61.084 and 61.0841) and the Texas Government Code (Title 5, Subtitle A, Chapters 551 and 552, and Title 10, Subtitle F, Chapter 2256) requires certain training for governing board members of Texas public institutions and systems of higher education. For your convenience, we have compiled a summary of training requirements to assist new governing board members in complying with these requirements summary of training requirements [PDF]. Links to the required training can be found below.   

Online Training for All Regents & Trustees

The THECB provides an online orientation course for newly appointed regents and elected trustees for whom attendance at the annual seminar held in Austin would be a hardship; orientation must be completed during the member's first year of service as a member of a governing board. 

Intensive Short Course for Governing Board Members

Governing board members who hold an appointive position are prohibited from voting on budgetary or personnel matters until the member completes this intensive short orientation course.  

Texas Higher Education Leadership Conference

The THECB conducts an annual orientation seminar in Austin for newly appointed regents and elected trustees; orientation must be completed during the member's first year of service as a member of a governing board.

Additional Training Requirements & Sources of Information for Members of Governing Boards

Information regarding open meetings, open records, and public funds investment training.