Shared Services Cooperative Exemption

An officer of a charter holder and/or charter school who is a member of a shared services cooperative that is assigned to the specific duty and assigns the cooperative the requirement to complete training is exempt from a module. For example, if a charter holder and/or charter school choose to use a shared cooperative to provide the function of the Business Manager, then it would be the responsibility of the cooperative to fulfill the training hours necessary, not the charter holder and/or charter school. To ensure compliance, this requires each cooperative to make certain that all members and employees actually complete the training modules that would have been needed by the officer of the charter holder and/or charter school.

See 19 TAC 100.1106 for full documentation.


Governing Board of Directors

Full Exemption – If a member of a charter holder and/or charter school governing board is also a member of a board of any governmental entity or institute of higher education and recieves board training as part of thier service, then the person is exempt from any training requirements for charter holder and/or charter school governing boards.

Limited Exemption – All new charter holder and/or charter school Board Members who have operated charters or campuses that have all been rated “Acceptable” or higher for at least 2 of the last 3 most recent ratings need only to complete a total of 8 hours of board training provided by a TEA registered trainer within their first year of service. The training is broken down into the following five modules.


New Board Members with limited exemption

Training module required breakdown (in minutes)

School Law – 60
School Finance – 60
Health and Safety – 30
Accountability (Public Funds) – 90
Accountability (Other), Open Meetings, Public Records – 120

Plus – 120 minutes of expanded or additional training in modules (1-5), and can consist of self-study. Total: 8 hours or 480 minutes

See 19 TAC 100.1102 for full documentation.


Charter School Executives and Central Administrative Officers

Full Exemption – If a charter school Executive or Central Administrative Officer is the holder of a Standard Superintendent Certificate in good standing, or lifetime equivalent, issued by SBEC, then the person is exempt from any training requirements for charter holder and/or charter school Executives and Central Administrative Officers.

Limited Exemption – All new charter school Executives and Central Administrative Officers who have operated campuses that have all been rated “Acceptable” or higher for at least 2 of the last 3 most recent ratings need only to complete a total of 21 hours of training provided by a TEA registered trainer within their first year of service. The training is broken down into the following five modules.

See 19 TAC 100.1103 for full documentation.


New Charter School Executives and Central Administrative Officers with limited exemption

Training module required breakdown (in minutes)

School Law – 210
School Finance – 210
Health and Safety, Open Meetings, Public Records – 270
Accountability (Public Funds) – 210
Accountability (Other) – 240

Plus – 120 minutes of expanded or additional training in modules (1-5), and can consist of self-study.

Total: 21 hours or 1260 minutes

See 19 TAC 100.1103 for full documentation.


Charter School Campus Administrators

Full Exemption – If a charter school Campus Administrator is the holder of a Standard Principal Certificate in good standing, or lifetime equivalent, issued by SBEC, then they are exempt from any training requirements for charter holder and/or charter school Campus Administrators.

See 19 TAC 100.1104 for full documentation.


Business Managers

Full Exemption – If a charter school Business Manager is the holder of a credential in good standing issued by the Texas Association of School Business Officials from one or more of the following:

Registered Texas School Business Administrator

Certified Texas School Business Official

Certified Texas School Business Specialist

Certified Texas School Business Administrator

If so, he or she is exempt from any training requirements for charter holder and/or charter school Business Managers.

Limited Exemption – A Business Manager is exempt from a module of required training if he or she is a registered CPA with the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy and the subject matter of the module is covered by the Uniform CPA Examination.

See 19 TAC 100.1105 for full documentation.