The Certified Board Member (formerly “Certificated Board Member”) is the second level of the NJSBA Board Member Academy certification program. Areas of study are designed to give members a firm foundation in the essential governance skills needed to carry out their responsibilities. Eligibility will not be considered until the third year of a board member’s first term of board service.

Certified Board Member (CBM) requirements:

  • Earn at least 20 cumulative credits
  • Attend at least four county meetings
  • Attend at least one annual NJSBA Workshop
  • Attend at least one NJSBA Delegate Assembly
  • Attend at least one statewide or regional professional development program
  • Complete at least one term on their local board
  • May not have been judged to have violated the School Ethics Act