If you don’t have a bachelor’s degree but have at least seven years of experience in school business management, you might be able to qualify for SFO certification.
The seasoned practitioner process allows individuals
who have not achieved a bachelor’s degree to submit documentation
of alternative education and professional experience for review by the
Certification Commission for possible acceptance in lieu of the
To be granted the seasoned practitioner status, an applicant must have been employed as a school business official for a minimum of seven years, in accordance with the experience requirements, and must demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Certification Commission that his or her combination of education and experience is equivalent to that demonstrated by a bachelor’s degree and three years of experience as a school business official.
Interested in applying for the SFO this way? Go to the online SFO Credential Management System and submit the “Seasoned Practitioner” form in the “Complete a Form” tab.
Contact ASBO at 866.682.2729, x7065 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.