Local Leader eLearning Library

To access our e-learning courses, you will need an online National PTA profile. For assistance with creating a profile or registering for a course, please read the e-learning registration guide. Also, make sure your computer meets the minimum system requirements.

System Requirements
For optimal viewing experience, please use a personal computer or mobile device that meets the following minimum system requirements:

  • Broadband Internet Connection
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.3 or later
  • Desktops/Laptops: Internet Explorer 8 and later, Firefox 52.0.1, Safari 6.2.8 and later, Google Chrome 5.6 and later
  • Smartphones/Tablets: iOS 10 and later, Android 6.0 and later


Questions? Contact the Training Department at ptatraining@pta.org or 800-307-4782.

PTA Overview
PTA Basics Discover PTA’s history, structure, programs, and the issues for which it advocates. approx. 30 min
Board Basics Learn the basic governance structures behind most PTA units. approx 40 mins
Local Unit President This course is an introduction to the roles and responsibilities of the local unit PTA president. approx. 30 min
Parliamentary Procedure This course will teach you how rules of conduct positively affect PTA decision-making, while ensuring fair and orderly unit operations. approx. 30 min
Planning Your PTA Year Learn to keep volunteers motivated by putting an achievable plan together for the year. approx. 30 min
PTA Secretary and Treasurer
Local Unit Secretary This course is an introduction to the roles and responsibilities of the local unit PTA secretary. approx. 30 min
Local Unit Treasurer This course is an introduction to the roles and responsibilities of the local unit PTA treasurer. approx. 40 min
Quick Guide to Taking & Approving Minutes This course is a brief guide on how to properly take meeting notes for the Local Unit PTA Secretary. approx. 10-15 min
Quick Guide to Budget Basics This course will provide you with a short guide to specific budgetary duties and responsibilities that are needed to fulfill the requirements of a local PTA. approx. 10 min
501(c)(3) Basics for Local PTAs This course will help local PTAs navigate the revocation process with the IRS and help them maintain their 501(c)(3) status. 10 minutes NEW
Preventing Theft in Your PTA This course will teach you how to detect theft in your unit and what to do if you suspect it is happening. approx. 30 min
Membership 101: Design Your Membership Plan During this course you will learn how to P.L.A.N.: Picture, Listen, Ask, and Nurture your potential and returning PTA members. When you complete this course, you will be able to print a completed Membership Plan tailored to your PTA’s needs in your area. For best viewing experience, please take this course on a desktop or laptop computer. Membership 101 is also available on mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones, however some functionality may be limited. Approximately 20 minutes NEW
Cultural Competency Learn cultural awareness and how to build relationships across cultural groups. approx. 20 min
Membership Basics This course will provide local PTA members with basic ideas on membership - why you want to grow, how to reach everyone in your community, and what tools you can use to succeed. (approx. 40 min.)
PTA Mission and Advocacy
Creating and Delivering a Speech Improve your public speaking skills. approx. 30 min
Effective Advocacy For Your Child Organize around local issues and address them to benefit the needs of children and your community. This course is designed for emerging local leaders, but all are welcome to attend. approx. 30 min
Ethical Leadership Learn how to accomplish your goals with fairness and integrity. approx. 20 min
National Standard for Family School Partnerships Explore how the National Standards for Family School Partnerships creates a framework for engaging families in meaningful ways to support student success. approx. 30 mins
Reflections Leader Training Walk through a step-by-step process, gather tools and resources, and learn best practices for encouraging creativity in your school with the National PTA Reflections student arts recognition program. approx. 30 min
Running a Successful Program Learn the steps for taking a program idea from concept to reality. approx. 30 min
Writing and Proposing PTA Resolutions Stories from “the field” combined with practical advice make the resolution development and proposal process easy. approx. 30 min