TASBO offers three (3) levels of certification. All of our certification courses are taught by reputable active and retired school business officials and are designed to help you excel in all areas of school finance and operations.

TASBO offers 3 levels of certification:

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

Total number of TASBO courses to complete




Areas of specialization



Required Management Track

Number of courses in each area of specialty




Number of courses required in classroom (not online)




Total years of school business and operations experience

2 years

3 years

5 years

Consecutive years in a single district or organization


2 years

3 years

Bachelor’s degree required

General Certification Requirements

While you do not need to be a member of TASBO to earn one of our certifications, members receive discounts on all courses and training.

To be eligible for TASBO Certification, you must be working in a school or qualifying organization (such as Texas Regional Education Service Centers or the Texas Education Agency) at the time of application.

Areas of Specialization

Certification courses are based on the following areas of focus:

  • Accounting
  • Distribution and Inventory
  • Information Technology
  • Internal Auditing
  • IT Management
  • Maintenance and Operations
  • Payroll
  • Personnel
  • Purchasing & Supply Management
  • Risk Management & Safety
  • School Nutrition
  • Instructional Materials
  • Transportation

CTSBS and CTSBO: Choose which curriculum area(s) to specialize in; please note Management is NOT an area of specialization.

RTSBA: Do not choose an area to specialize in, for this certification there is a required series of Management courses.

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