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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About the SFO

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?
How often is the SFO exam updated and why?
What is the benefit of a job analysis?
How does this impact the school administration profession?
** NEW! – Who is eligible for the SFO Honorary Retired status?
** NEW! – Why can’t I apply for a lifetime SFO certification?
** NEW! – SFO Honorary Retired: When can I enroll and how does the process work?
** NEW! – SFO Honorary Retired: Is there a fee?
** NEW! – What if I return to work in a position not related to school business administration?
** NEW! – SFO Honorary Retired: How do I apply?
** NEW! – SFO Honorary Retired: What are the benefits?
** NEW! – May I use the Honorary Retired status for a brief hiatus?
** NEW! – Is the SFO Honorary Retired status permanent?
** NEW! – SFO Honorary Retired: Is there consideration for retroactive implementation?
** NEW! – How do I reinstate to SFO “Active” status if I return to work as an SBO?

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