Attend Our Boot Camp and Become a Payroll Expert!


Would you like to be the recognized payroll expert in your local education agency? Consider attending a CASBO Payroll Boot Camp!

Presented by CASBO in partnership with the Fiscal Crisis & Management Assistance Team and the Sonoma County Office of Education, this intensive three-day event and examination is designed for current and aspiring school business professionals working in the payroll discipline.

Attend our Payroll Boot Camp, and in courses comprising 25 continuing education units, you’ll learn:

  • Computation from gross to net;
  • Federal, state and local statutes, rules and regulations; and
  • Education code, labor law and tax administration.

To be a successful boot camp participant, registrants should know how to:

  • Create & format worksheets/workbooks
  • Insert data in & be able to format cells/ranges
  • Order & group cells/ranges
  • Create & modify/filter & sort a table
  • Use cell ranges & references in formulas/functions
  • Summarize data with functions
  • Use conditional logic in functions
  • Format & modify text with functions
  • Create & format a chart
  • Insert & format an object

After training concludes, attendees must also pass an open-book skills assessment test with a minimum grade of 70% to receive their certificate of completion.

But don’t stop there! While you can attend boot camp on its own simply to get first-rate payroll skills, why not go the distance and satisfy all of the training required to become CASBO-certified? Get your CASBO School Business Professional (SBP) I, II or III Payroll certification by adding 35 elective CEUs:

  • CalSTRS & CalPERS: Common Issues & Employer Liability (3.5 CEUs)
  • Collective Bargaining Basics (3.5 CEUs)
  • Evaluation & Performance Management (6.5 CEUs)
  • Leaves of Absence (3.5 CEUs)
  • Legal Requirements for Human Resources & Payroll Records (6.5 CEUs)
  • Payroll Compliance & Calendar Year-End Reporting (6.5 CEUs)
  • Payroll Concepts (6.5 CEUs)
  • Standardized Account Code Structure: Basic Concepts (6.5 CEUs)
  • Standardized Account Code Structure: Advanced concepts (6.5 CEUs)


To qualify for the SBP Payroll Certification, you must show proof of completion of all training requirements. Electives require emailed letters of completion. Once you have earned all 60 CEUs required, you may apply online for your CASBO certification.

Payroll Boot Camps are held at different sites throughout the state. If you're interested in participating in a future session, please let us know.

  • San Bernardino CSS: August 28-30, 2018  SOLD OUT!
  • Shasta UHSD: September 17-19, 2018  SOLD OUT!
  • Stanislaus COE: October 29-31, 2018  SOLD OUT!
  • Sonoma COE: November 7-9, 2018  SOLD OUT!
  • San Diego COE: February 25-27, 2019  SOLD OUT!


Registration fees are $1,185 for CASBO organizational subscriber employee members; $1,335 for CASBO Career Builder members; and $1,335 for non-members. Fees include final exam, attendance and CEUs, materials and resources, and daily continental breakfast and boxed lunch.


Get the essential instruction you need to enhance your payroll career … and boost your LEA’s capacity. Attend an upcoming Payroll Boot Camp!