CSBO CERTIFICATION IS THE MARK OF A DEDICATED ASBOA PROFESSIONAL

 
Members of ASBOA have diverse backgrounds of education and experience, including recognized accounting designations, university or college degrees, certificates or many years of on-the-job training. Registration as a profession under the Professional and Occupational Associations Registration Act (POARA) has established a recognizable standard of education and experience common to Certified School Business Officials (CSBO).
 
The role of the school business official varies by jurisdiction size and available resources within the jurisdiction; however, the essential skills and knowledge needed to effectively manage and safeguard district assets and maximize resources for students do not.
 
That is why it is so important that we recognize school business officials who obtain the Certified School Business Official (CSBO) designation.
 
The titles of Certified School Business Official (CSBO) and Fellow Certified School Business Official (FCSBO) are protected under the School Business Officials Regulation, and the ASBOA bylaws.  
 

WHY THE CSBO DESIGNATION? THE CSBO DESIGNATION HELPS YOU:

  • Measure your expertise against the professional standards
  • Instill stakeholders' confidence and build trust in your school jurisdiction
  • Continue with individual professional development and continuing learning
  • Increase marketability with a designation that signifies a level of expertise specific to school business
 

WHAT DO I NEED TO APPLY FOR THE CSBO DESIGNATION?

  • You are regular member of ASBOA in good standing and have been active in Association activities for a minimum of 1 year prior to your application 
  • You have the education requirements as outlined in the School Business Officials Regulation
  • You have a minimum of 3 years experience in school administration in Canada
  • You have the minimum practice requirements and can provide supporting documentation through your role description and organizational chart
  • You have met the School Law and School Administration requirements
  • You can provide a letter of recommendation supporting your application for certification. 
 

HOW TO APPLY:

  • Log in to your Member Area
  • Click on "CSBO Application" form link
  • There is an application fee of $150.00 + GST, payable by cheque
 
For further questions, please contact the Association Registrar, Susan Lang:
registrar@asboa.ab.ca
Phone 780-451-7103
 
Applicants will be notified by the Chair of the Registration Committee to the status of their application within 60 days of submission.