Online Schools Open Meetings

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Participants will earn 3.5 CPE, .3 CEU, 3 Contact Hours

Field of Study: Specialized knowledge

This online course is for elected Georgia Public School Board of Education members and board members of locally-approved charter schools.

This course is designed to provide an overview of the Open Meetings laws and procedures for Georgia schools. The content is intended and designed for those who work with or in local governments. This includes school systems or charter schools.


This course will define meetings, explain rules designed to afford public access, and identify the narrow exceptions to openness. Possible penalties resulting from violations of open meeting laws will also be discussed. Practical examples and references to case law are provided to assist with interpretation of open meetings law requirements.


Available online only.


This course can be taken at any time, from anywhere! Students will have 30 days to complete the course at their own pace.


Upon completion of the course, the participant will be able to

  • recognize the underlying purposes of the Open Meetings Act


Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of local government

Who should attend? This session is for anyone involved in schools in Georgia. 

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Basic 

Delivery Method: QAS Self Study

  • Final exam is required with a minimum score of 70%, one retest is allowed. Should you not pass the second attempt, you will be required to register for the course again. 


Complete the course's required online quizzes and exercises within 30 days of receiving the "Welcome" email with course URL, username and password information.


NASBA logoUniversity of Georgia, Carl Vinson Institute of Government, is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:  https://www.nasbaregistry.org


For more information regarding refund, concerns and program cancellation policies, please contact Sharon VerBeek at the contact information listed.


January 1, 2020 - December 31, 2021