ASBO International Response to COVID-19 In addition to sharing information and resources to support our members during this difficult time, ASBO International is working with our Legislative Advisory Committee, education coalition partners, and federal officials to advocate for flexibilities and assistance for schools impacted by COVID-19

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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New! Updates to SFO Program Effective Fall 2021

ASBO International conducted an industry wide analysis of the roles and responsibilities of SBOs to ensure the SFO program remains current and accurately reflects job competencies. View revised:

Important SFO Updates!

Public Safety & Response to COVID-19 Concerns
Adhering to guidelines for public safety is first and foremost. This has led to new policies and/or procedures that will allow the ASBO International certification department to fulfill the needs of its certification community with as little disruption as possible. Below are a few changes that go into effect immediately:

  • Online Proctored Exam now available for SFO Candidates
    Check out the details here.
  • Preview Remote Proctoring
    Realizing that remote proctoring may be a new experience for some candidates, the SFO Commission has worked with Prolydian to highlight the process through two brief (less than four minutes each) introductory videos:

    Scheduling the Test with Remote Proctoring
    Taking the Test

    The videos are a great way to walk through the secure online proctored delivery system and learn about important features such as ID verification, browser lockdown, and test-session monitoring via a live proctor. Reminders will be disseminated as the launch of ASBO’s remote proctored exam approaches. Please contact for more information or inquiries.
  • Certificate Printing and Shipping
    The mailing of certificates will be discontinued for new SFOs, recertificants, and duplicate requests. Beginning March 23, certificants will have 24/7 access to log into their SFO account and print their certificates.

We put these measure in place to ensure your safety. Other program changes may be made as the certification department continues to monitor this evolving situation. Please contact with any questions or to let us know there is anything we can do to provide assistance. Stay safe and healthy!

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