Follow these links to the Tennessee Trustee Certification Program courses, hosted by Versal.
Use your email address and Versal password to log in to each course.
Policies & Bylaws
Courses will open in a new window or a new tab in your browser; when you complete a course after clicking the Finish button, you may close that tab/window to return to this page.
Helpful Links for Trustees
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Tennessee Trustee Certification Program Intro
Welcome to the Tennessee Trustee Certification Program!
We're so glad that you're considering becoming a certified Tennessee library trustee. To become certified, you will complete a series of 10 modules over the course of a year. Once you have completed the certification process, you will be certified for a period of three years.
Locate the Registration box to the right. Use the links there to register online or download the printable brochure, fill out the registration form, and give it to your local Regional Director.
What Happens Next
After you register, you'll receive an email that includes your password for Versal, the online platform for our interactive courses. Use the list of courses to the left to navigate your way through our program, and use the provided password and your email address to log in to each course.
Keeping Track of Your Courses
We keep track of your progress on our end. As long as you are logging in to Versal before you take a course, your progress is being recorded and collected. If you take a course as part of a group, make sure your Regional Director knows you're there, and he or she will pass that information along to us. If you'd like to keep track of your progress yourself, we have a downloadable/printable checklist available here!
See our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page for the answers to some common questions about the program.
Contact your Regional Director; you can find a list of Regional Directors, along with contact information, in the column to the right. For questions about the program or this LibGuide webpage, see our Who to Contact page. Or you can email the Program Contact, Matt Kirby, with questions about the Tennessee Trustee Certification Program.
Statement of Creation and Participation
The Tennessee Trustee Certification Program, “Lighting the Way for Your Library”, is a service of the Tennessee Regional Library System, Tennessee State Library & Archives. The Certification program was created by regional library personnel, scripted and recorded by the regional library directors, funded with regional system funding, and will be monitored and certified by regional personnel. At this time, only library board members (trustees) of the public and regional libraries in the Tennessee Regional Library System are qualified to participate
Regional Director Contact List
Regional Toll Free Number
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Betty Jo Jarvis