Recommended Training Options for Director of Fiscal Services (DFS) Certification

There are two levels of DFS Certification:

Training: 220 hours of continuing education units (CEUs) earned at an accredited university or community college or through an approved professional development provider*

Training: 220 hours of CEUs earned at an accredited university or community college or through an approved professional development provider*

Add the “E” for Experience and Education: A minimum of three years of current, consecutive experience as a Director of Fiscal Services AND a bachelor’s or graduate degree from an accredited university. (Adding the “E” is how CASBO recognizes our veteran directors for their expertise.)

The training requirements for both levels are the same; however, you can satisfy them by following one of two different paths:

By completing the CASBO CBO Program (220 CEUs)

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  • Event: ACSA School Business Academy (100 CEUs)**
    • Satisfies the Core requirements for Accounting and Auditing and Technology
  • CASBO Workshop: Budget Basics and Beyond (6.5 CEUs)
    • Satisfies the Core requirement for Budget Development and Administration
  • CASBO Workshop: Advanced Budgeting (6.5 CEUs)
    • Satisfies the Core requirement for Budget Presentation and Communication
  • CASBO Workshop: Collective Bargaining Basics (3.5 CEUs)
    • Satisfies the Core requirement for Collective Bargaining and Finance
  • CASBO Workshop: Legal Aspects and Hands-On Accounting for Student Body Organizations (6.5 CEUs)
    • Satisfies the Core requirement for Legal Aspects and Hands-On Accounting for Student Body Organizations.
  • CASBO Workshop: Advanced Management and Supervision (6.5 CEUs)
    • Satisfies the Core requirement for Personnel Management, Supervision and Evaluation
  • CASBO Workshop: Principles of School Law (6.5 CEUs)
    • Satisfies the Core requirement for School Law
  • CASBO Workshop: Complete any workshop listed in the CASBO Professional Development Course Catalog to satisfy remaining hours (84 CEUs)
    • Professional development from CASBO or an outside organization that satisfy any Core requirement, but that have not been used previously to satisfy another requirement.

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*CEUs earned at the university or community college level are valid indefinitely; CEUs earned through an approved professional development provider are valid for four years.

**DFS Certification candidates who complete the following programs may also apply 100 CEUs toward the training requirement: FCMAT CBO Mentor Program, USC Rossier School of Education Certificate in School Business Management Program, or Wilkes University Master’s Program in School Business Leadership.

Need assistance with CASBO Director of Fiscal Services Certification?

Katie Altamura

Professional Development Specialist, Certifications

certification@casbo.org

(916) 562-2505