Attention All Business Managers
ND Century Code mentions the business manager by name, almost 100 times. Do you know all the things you are legally responsible for?
We can help and provide a network of learned professionals to help you navigate all the challenges that go with your job.
The ND School Board Association (NDSBA), in association with the ND Association of School Business Managers (NDASBM) has sponsored The North Dakota School Business Manager Certification Program since 2013. This program provides voluntary professional development for school business managers and those aspiring to become school business managers in the state.
The objectives of the Business Manager Certification Program are:
- To develop and offer a certification program that helps them become adept at their professional duties
- To develop and offer continuing education opportunities to foster continued professional growth by expanding their knowledge and skills
- To identify and implement strategies for emphasizing and/or elevating the professional status of school business manager occupation
Classes are offered in Bismarck and online. Most classes are offered in conjunction with NDSBA events to minimize travel time and expense. The program can be completed in as little as two years. Students are required to take 52 hours of coursework and attend 9 hours of NDSBA, NDASBM, or other professional development events that enhance your understanding of legally required job functions, or other tasks needed for smooth operation of the district. The cost of tuition is $50 per hour, thanks to the ND Legislature subsidizing a third of the cost ($25 per hour) for each student.
A new student class is beginning this summer, provided we have at least 15 students register. Click on this link for additional information, registration forms, and requirements: https://www.ndsbmcp.org/index.php/handbooks-and-forms/
Registrations are due by June 1st. Please contact Rebecca Wimer or Patty VerDouw with any questions.