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WASBO Professional Certification Program

WASBO has established professional certification to provide high standards of professional ethics and competence for the school business official at three levels:

 

  • Certified School Business Specialist
  • Certified School Business Official
  • Certified School Business Administrator

View the Certification Table to compare the three certifications. 

 

Certification encourages the professional development and improvement of persons engaged in school business management and administration. The specific purposes of WASBO's Professional Certification Program are to:

  • Professionalize the position of school business personnel through the establishment of high standards of education, experience, ethics and performance.
  • Develop confidence within the educational community (administrators, board members, staff, students) and the general community that the business functions are in competent hands.
  • Provide educational and professional growth opportunities for school business personnel.
  • Provided state-wide standards for those who serve or seek to serve as school business officials.
  • Encourage all school districts and related agencies to employ a business manager/administrator who holds either a Certified School Business Official (CSBO) or a Certified School Business Administrator (CSBA) designation.

 

ELIGIBILITY

All individuals must meet the standards and qualifications for certification and provide supporting documentation. When awarded, certificate shall be good for five (5) years before renewal is required.

General Requirements for all Applicants:

  • Completion of application
  • Signed Standards of Conduct document
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Payment of fees
  • Currently employed in a school district, ESD or related agency
  • Portfolio (required for CSBO/CSBA candidates, optional for CSBS candidates)
  • Current WASBO member in good standing
  • All college degrees must be from an accredited college or university

 

application submission deadline

Submission Deadline: November 27, 2019 for Board Approval on December 12, 2019

*Applications must be submitted to the WASBO office by the application deadline to be included on the meeting agenda

 

APPLICATION downloads and fees

Select the following certification to apply for, complete the application and submit payment.

         Tracks include: Accounting, Payroll, Retirement and Accounts Payable

         Fee: Curriculum Track - $50/Track

          Fee: $100.00

         Fee: $100.00

 

certified school business specialist training tracks

Certification for School Business Specialist (CSBS) is currently available in the following tracks:

  • Accounting

         School Accounting 1 and School Accounting 2 (courses must be taken consecutively)

  • Payroll

         PAY 110

         PAY 210

         PAY 310

         School Accounting 1

  • Retirement

         RET 110

         RET 210

         RET 310

         RET 410

  • Accounts Payable

         AP Badges #1 through #11

         School Accounting 1

 

Certification information

 

CERTIFICATION RENEWALS

WASBO Certification Renewal Form

Renewal applications must be submitted to WASBO within five (5) years of the original approval date and must be received by the WASBO office prior to the expiration date. A $50.00 late fee will be charged for certification renewal applicants that fail to submit their renewal application within five years from the date of initial certification. Applicants failing to submit their renewal applications within 90 calendar days of the date of expiration of certification shall be required to reapply for WASBO certification.

 

RENEWAL REQUIREMENTS & FEES

  • Clock hours required for renewal with five (5) years of initial certificate award:

          CSBS - 25 hours

          CSBO - 150 hours

          CSBA - 150 hours

  • Fees must accompany renewal application
  • Clock hours must be earned before renewal application is accepted

 

  •  CSBS Track Renewal

          Fee: WASBO Member $25.00 for each track 

  •  CSBO Track Renewal

          Fee: WASBO Member $50.00

  •  CSBA Track Renewal

          Fee: WASBO Member $75.00

 

 

2019-2020 CERTIFICATION GOVERNANCE BOARD


Kim Ferra, CSBS
Term Expires: May 2020

Finance Director
Griffin School District
6530 33rd Ave NW
Olympia, WA 98502
(360) 866-2515


Brandy Marshall, CSBO
Term Expires: May 2021

Assistant Director, Human Resources
Franklin Pierce School District
315 129th South Street
Tacoma, WA 98444
(253) 298-3034

Rhonda Drew, CSBS
Term Expires: May 2022

Accounting Lead
Northshore School District
3330 Monte Villa Parkway
Bothell, WA 98021
(425) 408-7642


Dan Poolman, CSBA
Term Expires: May 2021

Asst. Superintendent for Business Services
South Whidbey School District
5520 Maxwelton Rd
Langley, WA 98260
(360) 221-6808 ext. 2244


Jason Williams, CSBS
Term Expires: May 2022

Assistant Fiscal Director
North Central ESD
845 North Devon
East Wenatchee, WA 98802
(509) 667-7103


Heather C. Pinkerton, CSBA
WASA Representative
Term Expires: May 2022

Director of Business and Operations
Chehalis School District
310 SW 16th St.
Chehalis, WA 98532
(360) 807-7207


Debra Long
WSSDA Representative
Term Expires: May 2022

School Board Legislative Rep
Central Valley School District
14222 E Desmet Avenue
Spokane Valley, WA 99216
(509) 536-6825


Trisha Schock
Ex-Officio Member - WASBO President
Term Expires: May 2021

Executive Director of Administrative Services/ Finance
North Central ESD
430 Olds Station Road
Wenatchee, WA 98801
(509) 667-3632


Brianne King, CSBO
Ex-Officio Member 
Term: Indefinite

Executive Director
WASBO
284 Lee Street SW #132
Tumwater, WA 98501
(360) 528-2025

 

Lindsey Robertson
Ex-Officio Member 
Term: Indefinite

Professional Learning Coordinator
WASBO
284 Lee Street SW #132
Tumwater, WA 98501
(360) 528-2025

 

For questions about the WASBO Professional Certification Program call the WASBO Office at 360-528-2025 or email admin@wasbo.org

 

 

Location

284 Lee St. SW
Suite 132
Tumwater WA 98501

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Office: 360-528-2025
Email: admin@wasbo.org