Credentialing for School Business OfficialsExamining the need for global credentialing programs and more uniformity across school business management profession requirements is one of ASBO International's key Strategic Goals. To meet this goal, ASBO created a certification program. The information provided here outlines the work of ASBO’s Credentialing Task Force and gives an overview of the current status of credentialing in school business management.
Credentialing Task Force Recommendations:
The ASBO Board of Directors accepted the task force’s report, which included beginning the credentialing initiative with a common understanding of the school business official role and competencies across geographical borders.
Download the Report on International Credentialing (135K file).
To help guide you through the various terminology associated with credentialing programs, browse the documents below, provided by Mickie S. Rops, CAE.
Download the article Credentialing, Licensure, Certification, Accreditation, Certificates: What's the Difference? (154K file).
Download the Credentialing Comparison Matrix (24K file).
Local Credentialing Programs:
Sixty percent of states and provinces have either a required credentialing program or a voluntary program for school business officials.
View ASBO's page for The State of State Certification for School Business Officials, ASBO International's report on school business official certification.
Download the School Business Certification Matrix (69K file).
ASBO International’s Board of Directors Resolution on Certification (104K file).
Download the article Certification: Does it Matter? by Stephen P. Wanger (276K file).
First published in the November 2003 School Business Affairs.
If you have questions about the development of ASBO’s certification program, contact Pam Weber, CAE, Director of Certification.