Finance Officer Certification

Published: 11/10/2016 1:44 PM

Effective July 1, 2015, Kentucky public school finance officers will be required to comply with 702 KAR 3:320 Finance Officer Certification Requirements, which establishes the standards for certification of school finance officers and sets the requirements for continuing education in order to maintain the certification.  The Kentucky Department of Education, Division of District Support will be reviewing qualifications of school finance officers and monitoring continuing education hours.
 
   • Finance officers employed at a Kentucky public school district on or after July 1, 2015 will be required to complete and submit the web-based Provisional Certification Application to the Division of District Support. 
 
   • Finance officers employed on June 30, 2015 and July 1, 2015 or without a 6 months or longer employment break as a Kentucky public school finance officer are considered to have grandfather status under 702 KAR 3:320.  Finance officers classified as having grandfather status is also required to complete and submit the web-based Provisional Certification Application to the division, and may request to become a mentor for the finance officer intern(s) by completing the web-based Mentor Application
 
The webpage link to the Provisional Certification Application, Mentor Application and other related Finance Officer Certification Requirements is located at https://opsupport.education.ky.gov/kfomc .
 
In accordance with 702 KAR 3:320 finance officers are required to complete 42 hours of continuing education every 2 years, with at least 12 hours by June 30 of each fiscal year. The division maintains the Finance Officer Hours List document that consists of a listing of all trainings approved for finance officer hours and located at http://education.ky.gov/districts/FinRept/Pages/Finance-Officer-Training.aspx .
 
The Finance Officer Certification Requirements PowerPoint consists of a summary of the certification requirements and it is listed below.
 
 
Below you will find information and forms relating to the FO Certification Program including Mentor Qualifications, Forms, Invoice, Mentor/Intern Agreement, and FO Curriculum.
 
Finance Officer Certification (this link contains a booklet of all the other information below)
 
For more information contact:
 
Carol Buell                                                                   Jana Cox
300 Sower Blvd, 4th Floor                                               300 Sower Blvd, 4th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601                                                       Frankfort, KY 40601
Phone: 502-564-3846 x4438                                           Phone: 502-564-3846 x4409
carol.buell@education.ky.gov                                          jana.cox@education.ky.gov