CASBO Business Executives Leadership Program (formerly known as the CASBO CBO Training Program)


CASBO is pleased to announce the continuation of our CBO Training Program, now known as the CASBO Business Executives Leadership Program! 2019-20 dates and locations will be available July 2019. Check this page often, and then click the program titles to view details and register online!

Registration Now Open!

Coming Soon!

  • San Diego Location TBD (program begins Spring 2020)

In Progress

  • Orange County DOE (program began 4/26/19)
  • San Luis Obispo COE (program began 10/19/18)
  • Santa Clara COE (program began 2/8/19)


  • Santa Barbara County Education Office (program began 3/16/18)
  • San Joaquin COE (program began 3/2/18)
  • San Diego COE (program began 7/21/17)
  • San Bernardino CSS (program began 5/19/17)
  • Central Valley (at Madera COE; program began 3/17/17)
  • Sutter COE (program began 12/9/16)
  • San Luis Obispo COE (program began 9/30/16)
  • Santa Clara COE (program began 6/17/16)
  • Sonoma COE (program began 4/22/16)

About the CBO Training/Business Executives Leadership Program

Originally developed in partnership with the Fiscal Crisis & Management Assistance Team, California County Superintendents Education Services Association, Association of California School Administrators, California School Boards Association, California's Coalition for Adequate School Housing and School Services of California, Inc., our program is a multi-week learning opportunity designed to ensure the success of future CBOs.

The program’s approach to training combines the experience and expertise of our seven organizations, each with a long history of successfully providing training to school business staff. Experienced and practicing CBOs, as well as other education professionals, have worked to develop and deliver the curriculum, with training hosted by a volunteering county office of education.

Comprehensive Curriculum

Our program curriculum includes everything a potential CBO needs to know in finance and budget, student transportation, food services, leadership roles, risk management, maintenance & operations, and more. Participants receive instruction in both written and oral communications; and the content is presented in an in-person lecture format, relying upon class discussion, small group projects, and out-of-class assignments/practical application.

Delivery Model and Cost

The program is approximately 440 hours long, including outside homework and projects, and follows a two-session layout. Completion of the program can be used to satisfy the requirements for a CASBO Certification. Full program tuition is $4,500 for Organizational Subscriber Employee Members and Career Builder Members; and $5,000 for non-members.

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

To learn more about the program, please view our FAQs.


Need assistance with CASBO CBO Training?

Katie Altamura

Professional Development Specialist, Certification
(916) 562-2505


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