FAQs: CBO Training/Business Executive Leadership Program

Do you have any upcoming programs scheduled?

Coming Soon

  • Santa Clara COE (program begins 2/8/19) - Sold Out!
  • Orange County DOE (program begins 4/26/19) - Sold Out!

In Progress

  • San Joaquin COE (program began 3/2/18)
  • Santa Barbara County Education Office (program began 3/16/18)
  • San Luis Obispo COE (program began 10/19/18)


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

How often do new sessions begin?

Because classes are offered by volunteer host COEs, a new session can begin whenever a COE determines there is sufficient interest in its county or region. It is not necessary for all COEs to host a session at the same time.

How often do classes meet?

Each host COE establishes a class meeting schedule that best meets the needs of its group. Classes are held once per month and range from four to eight hours, depending on the individual COE's schedule.

Will I have a mentor?

Rather than assign you an individual mentor, we will provide you with a variety of experts and school business professionals from whom you may seek guidance and with whom you may discuss homework assignments throughout the duration of your session.

How do I register?

You can register for the program on our website under Learn > Calendar. Each program follows a three-session layout. Depending on the particular session, you may register for all three sessions at once; OR you may register for the first session only, with an invitation to register for the second and third sessions upon completion of the first session.

How and when do I pay for the program?

You may pay your tuition by credit card at time of registration; or by check or purchase order on the open invoice that is generated through the registration process. Whether you register for all three sessions at once OR one session at a time, payment for each session is due prior to its start date. Please Note: Program tuition does not cover your transportation or lodging expenses.

After completing the program, will I automatically earn a CASBO certification?

Completion of Sessions 1 and 2 satisfies the 220-hour training requirement for Director of Fiscal Services (DFS) and DFSE Certifications. Completion of Sessions 1, 2 and 3 satisfies the 440-hour training requirement for Chief Business Official (CBO) and CBOE Certifications. However, you will not receive a certification automatically — you must apply for certification within one year of completing the program.