TAGD Trainings

TAGD Cybersecurity Awareness Training

As part of TAGD’s mission to serve as an educational resource to its members, TAGD is thrilled to be offering our members a free, on-demand Cybersecurity Awareness Training program certified by the Texas Department of Information Resources. Thanks to our amazing sponsors for supporting this program!


House Bill 3834 from the 86th regular session of the Texas Legislature amended section 2054 of the Texas Government Code to require completion of a certified cybersecurity awareness program by all local government employees with government computer system access, as well as all elected officials.

Complete the following steps:

1. Click here to register all of your district’s participants – no payment is necessary!
2. Receive an automated confirmation email that contains a link to the training video.
3. Distribute the video link for registered participants to complete the training independently, or show the training video at your next board or staff meeting.
4. Watch the training video, which is 33 minutes long.
5. Complete the post-training assessment, and get 7 out of 10 questions correct.
6. Receive your completion certificate from TAGD via email within 5 business days.
7. Self-report your district’s compliance by June 14, 2020. Click here to view information and forms related to reporting.

Questions? Contact Julia Stanford at julia@texasgroundwater.org or 512-596-3101

Public Funds Investment Act Training

TAGD is pleased to present a live Public Funds Investment Act training webinar in lieu of the traditional in-person training at the May business meeting. The Public Funds Investment Act requires the designated investment officer of a district governed by Chapter 36 or Chapter 49 of the Texas Water Code attend six hours of initial training within twelve months after taking office or assuming duties and four hours of renewal training every two years thereafter. 

Click here to register for the Public Funds Investment Act Training Webinar.

By registering for this live webinar on May 28, you’ll receive high-quality education in public funds investments from instructor Greg Ellis, Esq., and maintain your district’s compliance with no associated travel costs – you can complete this training anywhere you have internet access!

You will receive instructions to access the webinar by email on or before May 22. Reliable internet access on a computer is required.

For the 6-hour course, participants will begin the webinar at 10am, break for lunch from 12pm-1pm, and resume instruction from 1pm-5pm for a total of 6 instructional hours.

Participants in the 4-hour course will begin at 1pm and adjourn at 5pm for a total of 4 instructional hours.

Questions? Contact Julia Stanford at julia@texasgroundwater.org or 512-596-3101