Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I get training?

  • League events
  • Local or national board training events
  • Online and print resources

Attending League events is the fastest way to reach the 27-units minimum. For example, you can earn a unit for all nine (9) competencies at the Effective Trusteeship Workshop. Competencies will be identified in event program booklets. A Track Your Progress is available to assist you in monitoring your sessions.

Which League events can I attend to earn my ETP units?

  • Effective Trusteeship Workshop [January]
  • Annual Legislative Conference [January]
  • Annual Trustees Conference [May]
  • Annual Convention [November]

For more information about upcoming League events, visit:

Are there local educational opportunities where I can earn units to complete my certification?
Community College Boards of Trustees frequently schedule workshops and special sessions on a variety of topics including Ethics and Brown Act. These trainings may cover areas of competency in the Excellence in Trusteeship Program. Currently, ACCJC offers accreditation training for trustees on individual campuses. The State Academic Senate (ASCCC) and the League provide participatory governance training as technical assistance visits. Other trainings are held at districts and within your region that may apply.

Are there non-League events where I can earn units to complete my certification?
The Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) sponsors a number of conferences each year. Individual sessions of these conferences may be used to fulfill League competencies. ACCT events include:

  • National Legislative Summit [February]
  • Annual Congress [October]
  • Governance Leadership Institute [March]
  • New Trustee Governance Leadership Institute [August]
  • Webinars [On Demand]

For more information about ACCT conferences and free online resources, check the ACCT website: and

What online and print resources are available to assist me in earning my units?
The League and several other organizations have online and print resources that address competencies and can be used to fulfill requirements.

Click here to access Member Resources for Trustees

What are the program costs?
$295 registration and program review fee