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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Earning Your SFO

Certification Is Within Your Reach

Ready to prove your skills, experience, and knowledge with the profession’s most prestigious designation? Start your path to the Certified Administrator of School Finance and Operations® (SFO®) certification today!


Download the SFO Candidate Handbook for details.

How to Earn Your SFO


Submit Your Application

Visit My SFO® Manager to create your username and password.

  • Complete the initial SFO application and submit application fee.
  • Track your certification status.

Meet Eligibility Requirements

Exam Part 1:
Exam Part 2:
School Business Management
  • No education requirements.
  • No experience requirements.
  • Master’s degree in a field related to school business + 2 years of experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in a field related to school business + 3 years of experience.

Pass Two Exams

  • Complete the initial SFO application located on My SFO® Manager.
  • Complete Exam Part 1 and Exam Part 2 applications and receive exam authorization.
  • Schedule, take, and pass the exams.

Visit the Exams page for scheduling and content information.


  ASBO International Member Non-Member
Application Fee $150 $225
Exam Part 1: Accounting $195 $195
Exam Part 2: School Business Management $295 $295
Annual Renewal Fee $125 $125

SFO Application and Exam Fees are Non-Refundable.