Paths for Chief Business Official (CBO) Certification

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By completing the CASBO BEL Program, individuals become eligible to take the CASBO CBO Certification exam during the next exam window. Completion of an approved training program does not result in a certification nor credential.

Individuals may also earn eligibility to take the CASBO CBO exam by completing a full CBO training program offered by an approved professional development provider, such as:

  • FCMAT CBO Mentor Program
  • USC Rossier School of Education: Certificate in School Business Management Program
  • Wilkes University Master’s Program in School Business Leadership

Throughout the year (usually aligning with the end of CBO pathway programs), CASBO will open the CBO exam for a specified time period, known as the exam window. During this exam window, all eligible individuals can register and sit for this exam. The exam is on-demand and can be taken at any point during the exam window.

After the exam window closes, an external expert reviews the exam results to make sure the exam is fair and accurate. Results are released once this review is complete.

Next exam window: February 2024.

The current cost for the CBO exam is $400.

CASBO is now offering a digital version of you credential that you can share on your resume, email signature or social media such as LinkedIn or Facebook. Digital badges are visible and verifiable, with metadata backing up each badge.

To learn more, visit the digital badges page.

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