• APPENDIX A: CERTIFICATION APPLICATION

    Complete online application using a link on the MoASBO website, www.moasbo.org, MoASBO School Business Specialist Certification Program. Please read and complete each section fully and accurately.

     

    APPLICATION CHECKLIST

    🞐 Section 1: Applicant Information

    I have completed all applicant information and submitted payment.

     

    🞐 Section 2: MoASBO Applicant Agreement and Code of Ethics.

    I have pledged to uphold the MoASBO Code of Ethics and have indicated my acceptance of terms and conditions.

     

    🞐 Section 3: Program Plan

    I have reviewed the calendar/schedule for the program; and, upon acceptance to the program, I will consult with designated MoASBO staff regarding my plan for completing the program.

     

    🞐 Section 4: Employment Experience

    I am currently employed in a school district in a business or operations capacity, and I have met the experience required for certification. My job description and service record have been uploaded as part of the registration.

     

    🞐 Section 5: Education Requirements

    I have a high school diploma, GED certificate, or college degree, and have uploaded an official transcript or copy of diploma as part of the registration.

     

    🞐 Section 6: Letter of Recommendation

    A letter of recommendation from my supervising has been uploaded as part of the registration.

     

    Section 1:  APPLICANT INFORMATION

    Applicants must complete and submit the online application, which includes agreement to the terms and conditions of the application. He/she must also upload supporting documents as part of the application. Applications and the program fee payment of $900, must be received by July 31. Fees for all course selections may be included in the Application payment submission. 

     

    Credit card is the preferred method of payment. Checks should be mailed to: MoASBO, SBSC Program, 3550 Amazonas Drive, Jefferson City, MO 65019. Payment will be processed following acceptance into the program.

     

    It is the responsibility of the applicant to confirm submission of all application requirements.

     

    Following is the required information to be provided to complete the electronic application.

     

    Applicant First and Last Name (as it should appear on certificate)  
    Title of Present Position  
    School District  
    School District Address  
    Work Email Address  
    School Phone Number  
    Personal Mobile Number  
    Personal Email Address  

     

    APPLICATION FEES

    🞐 School Business Specialist Certification Program, includes courses for area of emphasis $900—MoASBO Member. (Additional fees for electives and courses from alternate area of emphasis.) (Non-refundable when accepted into the program.)

     

    Section 2: APPLICANT AGREEMENT

    I certify that, to the best of my knowledge, the information on this certification application is true, complete, and accurate. I authorize MoASBO to verify the accuracy of any information contained herein, or supplied in support of the application from any person(s) having knowledge of such information.

     

    I understand that violation of the MoASBO Code of Ethics may be grounds for possible denial or revocation of certification. I recognize certification, once granted, may be revoked at any time if it is established that I:

    • Provided information for certification or for recertification that is not accurate and/or complete;
    • Engaged in illegal or inappropriate conduct once certification is conferred;
    • Violated the MoASBO Code of Ethics

     

    Should my certification be revoked or suspended for any reason, I understand that I must immediately stop using the MoASBO CSBS certification designation.

     

    By submission, I attest that I will maintain my certification as required and uphold the MoASBO Code of Ethics.

     

    SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING:

    🞐 Electronic Application

     

    MoASBO CODE OF ETHICS

    Applicants and certificants subscribe to the following statements of ethics and standards of conduct.

     

    The school business official:

    1. Makes the well-being of students the fundamental value in all decision making and actions.
    2. Supports the principle of due process and protects the civil and human rights of all individuals
    3. Obeys and supports the Constitution of the United States and the laws of the State of Missouri.
    4. Implements the state and local boards of education's policies and administrative rules and regulations.
      • Supports the goals and objectives of the employing school system.
      • Interprets the policies and practices of the district fairly and objectively.
      • Implements, to the best of the official's ability, the policies and administrative regulations of the district.
      • Pursues appropriate measures to correct those laws, policies and regulations that are not in the best interest of public education.
    5. Pursues stewardship of the district's resources, adheres to commonly accepted business practices, encourages full disclosure of relevant information, and refrains from using the position for personal gain.
    6. Maintains the standards and seeks to improve the effectiveness of the profession through research and continuing professional development.
    7. Actively supports professional associations aimed at improving school business management including MoASBO and ASBOI.
    8. Accepts leadership roles and responsibilities when the opportunity exists.
    9. Offers assistance and/or guidance to colleagues and nurtures their professional growth.
    10. Honors all contracts until fulfillment or release.
    11. Does not tolerate the failure of others within their district to act in an ethical manner and will pursue appropriate measures to correct such failures.

     

    By submission, I attest that I have read, understand, and will uphold the MoASBO Code of Ethics.

    AGREE TO THE FOLLOWING:

    🞐 Acceptance of MoASBO Code of Ethics Statements (included in application)

     

    Section 3: QUALIFYING EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE

    Qualifying employment experience is defined as currently working in a Missouri public school in a business and/or operations capacity at the time application for certification is filed and approved.

     

    UPLOAD THE FOLLOWING SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION DURING THE REGISTRATION PROCESS:

    🞐 Current job description 

    🞐 Official Missouri Service Record* or personnel record showing years of experience

     *Documentation of employment history in Missouri. Includes dates of hire, rehire, position appointments, promotions, and separation. Records may include, but are not limited to, application, resume, position change, and resignation documents.

     

    Section 4:  EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

    A high school diploma or GED certificate and one year of school business experience

    OR

    A college degree and one year of school business experience

     

    UPLOAD THE FOLLOWING SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION DURING THE REGISTRATION PROCESS:

    🞐 An official high school transcript, copy of diploma, or copy of GED certificate

    OR

    🞐 An official college transcript

     

    Section 5:  LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION

    The supervising administrator will provide a letter about the application concerning integrity, character, and competence as a school business professional, as he/she honestly evaluated the applicant.

     

    UPLOAD THE FOLLOWING SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION DURING THE REGISTRATION PROCESS:

    🞐 Letter of recommendation for MoASBO School Business Specialist Certification Program

     

    Section 6:  PROGRAM PLAN

    I have thoroughly and completely reviewed the course descriptions and the schedule of courses. I will consult with MoASBO staff regarding any substitute courses prior to taking them. I understand it is my responsibility to register for the appropriate courses, sign in and out of sessions, complete the follow up course survey and questions, and record information in my portfolio to complete the program and be awarded certification.

     

    AGREE TO THE FOLLOWING:

    🞐 Acceptance of the program plan requirements (included in application)