Program Structure 

All courses and certificates have the same program structure.  The University of Guelph has developed these programs in collaboration with the Ontario Association of School Board Officials (OASBO). 

Course Delivery

  • Courses are offered annually in July.
  • Each course is delivered over a 5-day period.
  • Class hours are 8:30 am - 5:00 pm from Monday to Thursday.
  • Final examination takes place Friday from 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Course Evaluation

In order to successfully complete the course and apply credit(s) towards the Certificates or the Diploma in School Board Administration, participants must:

  • Complete the course requirements, including a final examination (when applicable).
  • Obtain a passing grade (minimum 50%) for the course.

Certificate Achievement

  • Each certificate consists of 4 courses.
  • Each certificate requires the successful completion (passing grade of 50%) of the associated 4 certificate courses.
  • Upon successfully completing the 4 certificate courses, participants are to complete and submit a Certificate Request Form. 

Diploma in School Board Administration (DSBA)

  • Participants do not need to be intent on completing the Diploma in School Board Administration to enroll in a Certificate course. 
  • Successfully completed Certificate courses can be applied to the Diploma's elective course requirement.  
  • Individuals hoping to achieve their Diploma in School Board Administration can mix and match courses from different certificates to meet their elective requirements.