Gain a competitive edge by becoming TASBO Certified. Our certifications are highly respected - and often encouraged - by school districts across Texas. Districts understand that a TASBO certification means you’re educated in school business and dedicated to your profession.

A Path that is Right for You

Our certifications allow for flexibility and customization, with the options to select focus areas and complete some course requirements online.

Gain the Competitive Edge

Our certifications are designed to be achievable for all school business and operations professionals, regardless of your experience or location in Texas.

TASBO offers 3 levels of certification:

TASBO offers three (3) levels of certification. And you can upgrade your TASBO Certification as you learn; course credit earned under any certification level can be credited toward higher certification. You are not required to obtain one level before another, but the highest level will supersede any lower level of certification.

RequirementCertified Texas School Business Specialist (CTSBS)Certified Texas School Business Official (CTSBO)Registered Texas School Business Administrator (RTSBA)

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Required Management Track

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Number of courses required in the classroom (not online)




Total years of school business and operations experience

2 years

3 years

5 years

Bachelor’s degree required

“Being TASBO certified demonstrates that I have the knowledge necessary to perform my job, the ability to reach out for resources that I need, and an appreciation for all aspects of school business.”

Jennifer DuPlessis, RTSBA, MBA | Assistant Superintendent of Finance and Operations | Lovejoy ISD
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