Board Member Training Requirements

For board members elected or appointed on or after Jan. 1, 2014, Oklahoma law dictates board members complete certain training requirements within 15 months of appointment/election and annually to remain in good standing.*

Within fifteen (15) months of your election, appointment or re-election to a board position you must earn:

New/Appointed Incumbent
1 Ethics (ETH) 1 Ethics (ETH)
1 Open Meeting/Records (OMA) 1 Open Meeting/Records (OMA)
1 Finance (FIN) 1 Finance (FIN)
9 additional credits of your choice – excluding continuing education (CE) designated credits 3 additional credits of your choice – excluding continuing education (CE) designated credits

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All board members must also obtain the equivalent of 3 hours per year of service in any category above, including continuing education, prior to filing for re-election or completion of service.

Length of Term Number of Credits Required
3 years 9 credits
4 years 12 credits
5 years 15 credits

*For training requirements information based on election/appointment prior to Jan. 1 2014, please contact Terri Silver.

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