Licensure & Credentialing
Obtaining and Maintaining Your License
Section 3313.22 of the Ohio Revised Code (ORC) requires that public school district Boards of Education hire a school district Treasurer/CFO. The Treasurer/CFO must hold a valid Ohio Treasurer license. Guidance for the issuance of a Treasurer license by the State Board of Education can be found in ORC Section 3301.074.
School districts are not required by law to hire a licensed School Business Manager, but the State Board of Education is guided by ORC Section 3301.074 regarding the issuance of a Business Manager license.
Districts can hire a business professional that is not a licensed Business Manager to carry out the same duties as a Business Manager. However, if they choose to hire a licensed Business Manager under ORC Section 3319.03, they must hold a valid Ohio Business Manager license. The business manager may report directly to the Board of Education or to the district superintendent as directed by the Board.
A business professional working in an Ohio school district as a Treasurer or Business Manager obtains a license and follows the proper steps to renew that license every five years. There are educational and field experience requirements that need to be met in order to obtain a license, and a certain number of hours of continuing education required to maintain that license.
For information on obtaining or renewing an Ohio Treasurer or Business Manager license, please click here to visit the Ohio Department of Education's Educator Licensure section of their website.
The following are institutions that we are aware of that offer the School Law and School Finance courses needed for an Ohio Treasurer License. Please click here to download these institutions' contacts for these offerings.
- Ashland University
- Baldwin Wallace University
- Bowling Green State University
- Miami University
- University of Dayton
- University of Findlay
- University of Phoenix
- Wright State University
- Youngstown State University
- Xavier University