MSBO Certification is a voluntary system established in 1998 by theĀ Michigan School Business Officials (MSBO).

It provides focused training to school business officials in order to:

  • Offer practical information that will help school business officials succeed and excel in their employment
  • Establish a basis for advancing professionalism of school business officials and assuring school districts that current or prospective business officials have a base of knowledge about laws, regulations, and procedures for functioning in a Michigan public school.

The MSBO Certification Program was designed by MSBO's Professional Development Committee in conjunction with the Facilities Management, Transportation, and Food Service Committees.

In other words, it was created by professionals in their respective fields. For an overall look at the MSBO Voluntary Certification Program,visit the MSBO website at this link.

Obtaining certification demonstrates a dedication to your profession and offers a base of useful information taught by seasoned practitioners. School districts that hire business officials believe certification matters. The MSBO Certification Program has been endorsed by the Michigan Association of School Administrators and Michigan Association of School Boards.