The North Dakota School Business Managers Certification Program (NDSBMCP) is administered by the North Dakota School Boards Association (NDSBA) in partnership with the North Dakota Association of School Business Managers (NDASBM). It provides voluntary professional development for school business managers in North Dakota and those aspiring to become school business managers in the state.
Forty students are admitted into the program each year.
Classes are offered in Bismarck and online. Most classes are offered in conjunction with NDSBA events to minimize travel time and expenses.
The program can be completed in as little as two years.
Students are required to take 52 hours of course work and attend 9 hours of NDSBA and/or NDASBM events.
The cost of tuition is $75.00 per hour. The state has appropriated funds to subsidize approximately one-third of tuition expenses for each student.
Instructors are selected by a curriculum committee and are practitioners and/or experts in the fields of school business management, legal services, school administration, human resources, and/or financial management.