CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT - POLICY AND GUIDELINES

In accordance with School Business Officials - Alberta Regulation 37/2004 and the Professional and Occupational Associations Registration Act (POARA)
Section 9 (1) A regulated member who applies for an annual renewal of registration is entitled to have the registration renewed if the applicant provides evidence that in the 3 years immediately preceding the application for an annual renewal of registration the applicant has completed at least 100 hours of continuing education or professional development activities acceptable to the Registration Committee in the practice of school business administration.
Section 9 (2)Notwithstanding subsection (1), if a regulated member who applies for an annual renewal of registration does not meet the requirements described in subsection (1), the Registration Committee may renew the person's registration subject to any conditions that the Registration Committee considers appropriate with respect to completing those requirements.
Purpose
Continuing education or professional development for certified school business officials is a commitment of the Association and an expectation of the public to ensure the ongoing proficiency and success of certified school business officials in the provision of corporate, financial and business services to local school boards.
Definition
Continuing Education or Professional Development are those learning activities, either formal or informal, that sustain or increase the competency of Certified School Business Officials.
Formal (structured) activities include – actively pursuing a formal degree / designation or diploma, continuing education courses, training sessions, conferences, seminars.
Informal (unstructured) activities include – business reading, research, ASBOA committee member, community volunteer, lecturing, delivering presentations, publishing articles.
 
A minimum of 33.5 hours may be reported in each year with an average of 100 hours for each continuous 3-year period.
 
Members should note  that the Association may subsequently request information to support their continuing education declaration and so should maintain records of my continuing education for at least five years.
 
 
 
Our Profession
ASBOA is a self-regulating professional Association since 1993 and is governed under the Professions and Occupational Association Registration Act, the School Business Officials Regulation AR 37/2004 and the Association Bylaws.
 
 
You must be a registered Certified member of ASBOA to use the title "Certified School Business Official" and the abbreviations "CSBO" and C.S.B.O." 
Custom Widget
Members should note  that the Association may subsequently request information to support their continuing education declaration and so should maintain records of my continuing education for at least five years.
Guidelines
   
Academic Courses - successful completion of post-secondary courses that evaluated for a final grade 1 hour of coursework = 1 hour credit.
Maximum = 30 hours per year
   
Conference sessions or training courses – successful completion of courses not formally evaluated for a final grade and are relevant to the practice of school business administration. 1 hour attendance = 1 hour credit.  Maximum = 30 hours per year
   
ASBOA Committee Member / Community Volunteer.   Active service to the Association and the community through participation on committees and volunteer boards 1 hour at meetings = 1.5 hours credit.  Maximum = 20 hours per year
   
Delivering Presentations – teaching in a formal environment, facilitating instruction, moderating, publishing articles, or preparing a technical or research paper.

1 presentation = 5 hours credit.

1 published article or extensive paper = 15 hours credit.

Maximum = 30 hours per year

   
Business reading / research – school business administration related.

One hour = 0.5 hour credit

Maximum = 20 hours per year