SFO® Certification Authoritative References List
ASBO International’s Certification Commission
provides a general guide for the references and publications to use as a
study aid in preparation for the Certified Administrator of School
Finance and Operations (SFO) exam. The list is not an endorsement of the
specific references, nor are the test questions necessarily taken from
the sources listed. The Certification Commission will review and
update the list on an on-going basis.
Association of School Business Officials International, Standards of Excellence in Budget Presentation, Reston, VA: Association of School Business Officials International, 2000.
Everett, Ph.D., Ronald E., Lows, Dr. Raymond L., and Johnson, Ed.D., Donald, Financial and Managerial Accounting for School Administrators: Superintendents, School Business Administrators, and Principals, fourth edition, Reston, VA: Association of School Business Officials International, 2003.
Earthman, Glen I., Planning Educational Facilities: What Educators Need to Know, third edition, Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2009.
Hartman, William T., School District Budgeting, second edition, Lanham, MD: ScarecrowEd, 2003.
Hartman, William T. and Stefkovich, Jacqueline A., Ethics for School Business Officials, Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2005.
U.S. Department of Education, National Center for
Education Statistics, National Forum on Education Statistics,
Planning Guide for Maintaining School
Facilities, NCES 2003-347, prepared by T. Szuba, R. Young,
and the School Facilities Maintenance Task Force, Washington, DC:
Association of School Business Officials International, School Business Affairs, Reston, VA: Association of School Business Officials International.
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