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.

Course Outline

Please note there are three methods to register for this course. Click the Single Registration button to register and pay online. You may also mail in a registration form with a check click here. Finally, you can also request to be invoiced. To request an invoice, click the Single Registration button, and then select Checkout. Login with your account information. Under payment method, select "Request for Invoice". Once you click this option, you must then select "Company Invoice" under Choose Payment Method. You will receive an email with the invoice attached.

Learner Outcomes

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.

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

  • recognize the underlying purposes of the Open Meetings Act


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

Attendance Policy: Not applicable, self-study

Field of Study: Specialized knowledge - technical

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

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Basic 

Delivery Method: QAS Self Study

University 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

Contact: For more information regarding refunds, concerns, and program cancellation policies, please contact Michele Jurkiewicz, mjurkiew@uga.edu.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Section Title
Online Schools Open Meetings
QAS Self-Study
Jul 01, 2021 to Jun 30, 2022
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Registration Fee $119.00
Section Notes


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

No refund (100% service charge) once course is started. To cancel or change your registration or for questions regarding these courses, please contact Sherri Phillips, sherri.phillips@uga.edu, 678-985-6813

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