Certificate of Enhanced Qualifications

Certificate of Enhanced Qualifications

For years, school districts have sought standards and criteria to help them distinguish practitioners who have proven they can produce results through a systematic process.

At the same time, school business professionals have been asking for a credential that would help them build upon their knowledge, strengthen their ability, better focus their professional development efforts and recognize their capability.

In response to this need, PASBO has developed a program through which individuals can receive a "Certificate of Enhanced Qualifications” in one (or more) of ten key school business areas. Requirements for each certificate area include completion of three core Elements or Applications courses combined with an advanced level course built on best practices and competencies identified by successful management practitioners—not untested academic theories. The advanced CEQ courses are offered through a partnership with Wilkes University. These courses will address specific topics crucial for succeeding in today’s school business environment and will be available for graduate as well as continuing education credit.



  • Career Resilience: Develop marketable skills that allow you to move beyond training and establish your place in school business management.
  • Cutting Edge Tools: Learn about tools and techniques you can apply immediately to improve your job performance.
  • Recognition: Enhance your reputation and advance your career by adding a credential to your resume.
  • PASBO CEU Credits: All CEQ coursework counts toward PASBO CEU credits. Earn three CEUs for each full day course equivalent.
  • PASBO Professional Registration Advancement: Each CEQ earned will count as one area of specialization in the Professional Registration program.
  • Graduate Level Credit: Through a partnership with Wilkes University, each advanced level course will count toward graduate level credit, or can be taken for college level CEU at a lower cost.
  • Earn a Master’s Degree in School Business: Complete all ten advanced CEQ courses and in addition to completing a large part of the CEQ requirements, you can earn a Wilkes University Master’s Degree in School Business Leadership.

Certificates of Enhanced Qualifications are available in ten key school business areas:


  • Budgeting & Management
  • Facility Management
  • Financial Operations
  • Food Service Administration
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • School Leadership
  • Materials Management
  • School & Community Relations
  • Transportation

Click here for the CEQ Program Guide