The Value of Membership

"I could not have survived 30 years in school business without the support I've received from ASBO. No matter how much you may think your problem is unique, it's not. I've always found support from colleagues facing the same issues no matter where they work, and I've shared solutions. We have a lot to learn from one another, so I value my memberships in Tri-State ASBO, New Hampshire ASBO, Vermont ASBO, and ASBO International."
—John Aubin, South Burlington School District, South Burlington, Vermont
Member since 1992

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The SFO exam has been updated based on a nationwide job analysis of school business job functions. Along with the new exam, exciting changes are coming that will simplify the certification application and renewal processes: 1) applicants will take one exam instead of two and 2) there will no longer be annual renewal requirements—all SFOs will only be required to recertify every three years to maintain their designation. The new exam and process will be instated February 1, 2018. Interested candidates have until January 31, 2018, to become certified under the current process. Learn more here.
What are the benefits of certification?
Where can I find detailed information about ASBO International’s SFO certification?
How much does it cost to apply for the program or to take the exam?
Can new school business officials become certified?
How can I prepare for the exam?
Do I have to take specific courses in order to prepare for the certification exam?
Where and when is the exam being offered?
What supporting materials do I need to submit for the application and exam registration process?
Will I have to renew my certification? If so, how often and what are the requirements?
Is the Certification Commission separate from the ASBO International Board of Directors?
How can I get involved?

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