Certified Administrator of School Finance and Operations (SFO) by ASBO International

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The Association of School Business Officials International offers a certified administrator of school finance and operations (SFO) program. The SFO certification is a mark of professional accomplishment, indicating the achievement and maintenance of knowledge and skills in school business management. This mark of distinction demonstrates your commitment to professional development, and will be recognized anywhere in North America. The certification examination includes two parts: Part 1: Accounting and Part 2: School Business Management.

Certification Application and Scheduling Information

Application Information

Before scheduling an examination appointment, you must have already:

  1. Applied for the certification through the online SFO Credential Management System
  2. Paid all corresponding fees to ASBO International at the time of application and exam registration
  3. Received the authorization to test email from ASBO International with information about your eligibility to sit for the examination.

For more information, contact ASBO International, during normal business hours (U.S. Eastern Time) at (866) 682-2729 ext. 7071 or certification@asbointl.org.

Program Information

Details about the SFO program and the Candidate Handbook can be found on ASBO International’s web site.


First-time test takers must create a Pearson VUE web account. Please note that account activation may require up to 24 hours. When creating your account and scheduling your exam, you will need your SFO candidate ID number from the authorization to test email sent to you upon completion of the application process. Exam appointments may be made up to one business day in advance.

If you provide Pearson VUE with any new contact information during the exam application process, this will not update in ASBO International’s records. Update your contact information in the online SFO Credential Management System or contact ASBO International at (866) 682-2729 ext. 7071 or certification@asbointl.org.

After you schedule your test, Pearson VUE will send a confirmation letter listing your test date, your testing time, the address and phone number of the test center, and directions to the test center.

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Last updated 2014-11-15