Virtual Authorizer Bootcamp

The Fundamentals of Quality Authorizing

Virtual Authorizer Bootcamp for New Authorizers

Offered twice a year, our Virtual Authorizer Bootcamp provides a complete grounding in the fundamentals of quality authorizing practices, including essential practices, must-have core resources, and problem solving tips.

The nine-week course provides everything you need as you face new opportunities and challenges as a charter school authorizer. Sessions are engaging, interactive, and collaborative, and offer a unique opportunity to network with industry experts, NACSA staff, and other authorizers.

Learn more about the Winter 2019 Course


The course is for individuals who have worked in an authorizing office for less than one year and are looking to gain a high-level understanding of authorizing best practices. It is limited to 20 participants.

Due to high-demand, applicants will need to submit a brief application.


  • Application Opens:  December 10, 2018
  • Application Closes: January 7, 2019
  • Notification of Acceptance: January 14, 2019
  • Fee: $125*


*  Enrollees who attend eight of nine sessions receive $75 off one registration to the 2019 NACSA Leadership Conference.

Course Overview

Session 1 Welcome and Overview January  23
Session 2 Applications Part I January  30
Session 3 Applications Part II February 6
Session 4 Autonomy & Accountability February 13
Session 5 Problem of Practice (Optional) February 20
Session 6 Ongoing Evaluation February 27
Session 7 Charter Renewal Part I March 6
Session 8 Charter Renewal Part II March 13
Session 9 Ensuring Access for All & Closing March 20


This session was super informative and helped clarify my understanding of the authorizing work I do in my role. Having been in this new role for 6 months, this was a great time to get a refresher and get affirmation of what I’m learning with my organization.

Very informative and at just the right level!

I really benefitted from authorizers’ perspectives. It was well facilitated, encouraged discussion and different perspectives. I appreciated the professionalism of the presenters, their willingness to provide practical advice, and inspire me to uphold high standards in the face of challenging circumstances.