Mandatory Trustee Training

Illinois Public Act 99-692 requires every community college trustee elected or appointed after January 1, 2017 to complete four (4) hours of professional development leadership training during their 1st, 3rd, and 5th years in office.

The training must cover subjects “that shall include, but are not limited to, open meetings law, community college labor law, freedom of information law, contract law, ethics, sexual violence on campus, financial oversight and accountability, audits, and fiduciary responsibilities of a community college trustee.”

In order for a trustee to obtain credit for this training, the program must be offered by the Illinois Community College Trustees Association or a provider approved by the Illinois Community College Board.

The Trustees Association sponsored an in-person, four-hour training on June 4, 2021 that meets the requirements of P.A. 99-0692. ICCTA members may view a free streaming version of this program at this link (member log-in required).

The 2021 training is also available via DVD. Each ICCTA member college may receive one DVD set at no charge; additional copies are available at $100 per DVD set. Non-members may purchase the DVD set for $140. Please contact Stephanie Spann at [email protected] for ordering information.

Trustees should notify their college board secretaries upon conclusion of this training in order to request an ICCTA Certificate of Completion. In addition, attorneys will receive 4.0 hours of general education and professional MCLE credits for completing this program.

Click HERE to view the 2021 Training Videos (member log-in required)