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Requirements - First Issuance

  • Position offer as a school business official
  • Associate's degree in business or accounting or 60 semester hours of coursework in business or accounting of which 9 semester hours must be in accounting. 
  • Applicants who do not have 9 semester hours in accounting but have at least 6 should contact our office to inquire about a temporary initial school business official authorization.

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2 years - will complete a mentoring program through the Iowa School Business Management Academy. 

A Temporary Initial School Business Official Authorization is valid for one year, during which you will need to complete the accounting credits to reach the 9-credit threshold and you may start the mentoring program through the Iowa School Business Management Academy.


Can perform, supervise and be responsible for the overall financial operation of a local school district.


Apply for the Standard School Business Official Authorization upon completion of the required coursework.

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Office Location:
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Des Moines, IA  50309

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