NJASBO is a professional association that promotes the highest standards of ethics and efficiency, provides its membership with professional development and support, and collaborates with entities that affect public education.
The State of NJ mandates that anyone employed in the position of School Business Administrator be certified for that position.
Training is held Saturdays (or as otherwise indicated) from 9 am to 2 pm and during the week from 6:00 pm to 9 pm. Certification classes are held in the Central Region (Robbinsville) and in the Northern Region at various locations (as listed below).
To be eligible for the School Business Administrator Certificate of Eligibility the candidate shall: hold a Master's Degree or higher or be in possession of a Certified Public Accountant License and complete at least 18 credits of study in the following areas:
(a) Economic (b) Law; (c) Accounting; (d) Organizational Theory; (e) Management or Administration and (f) Finance (6A:9B-12.7). A Master's Degree in a recognized field of administration shall be accepted as meeting the above requirements. Candidates may apply for a Certificate of Eligibility online through the Department of Education/Licensing and Credentials http://www.nj.gov/education/educators/license/endorsements/0109CE.pdf Once the Certificate of Eligibility is obtained, the individual is able to seek employment in any district within the state. Once employed, the individual will receive their Provisional Certificate and begin their mentoring. Under the guidance of a mentor, the individual will complete a one year residency, which will include 145 clock hours of instruction as determined by the mentor and NJASBO.
The 145 Clock Hours are contained within the following disciplines; School Finance/Accounting/Reporting (52 hours); Insurance/Risk Management (20 hours); Economic & Legal Ramifications (20 hours); Labor Relations/Personnel Management (20 hours); School Plant Planning (20 hours); Food Service (3 hours); Pupil Transportation (5 hours) and Core Curriculum Content Standards (5 hours).
NOTE: It is the sole responsibility of the candidate to assure that any instruction taken through NJASBO fulfills the requirements leading towards certification as a School Business Administrator. To register, you must click on the link(s) for any class(es) you wish to attend. *All dates/time/locations are subject to change*
*IN ORDER TO RECEIVE CREDIT - CANCELLATIONS MUST BE MADE AT LEAST 1 WEEK BEFORE THE START OF THE CLASS*
Certification Handouts 19-20 - Central
Certification Handouts 19-20 - North