Illinois ASBO is excited to introduce a new way to demonstrate your next level skills! Illinois ASBO micro-credentials capitalize on the industry trend of competency-based learning, while providing another means to earn PD clock hours. Learn more about micro-credentials.

How the Process Works

1. Select a Credential.

Earn a micro-credential for something you already know, or use the credential process as a chance to grow your skillset.

2.  Demonstrate Your Competency.

Review the micro-credential document to find the learning outcomes and what evidences you will need to submit. When you are ready, submit your required artifacts for assessment.

3.  Share Your Skill! 

Upon successful completion and evaluation by an assessor, earn a digital badge that you can add to your physical portfolio, email signature or social networks.

Two new credentials

Two New Micro-Credentials are Now Live!

Demonstrate your understanding of two essential skills - leading for health/life safety and collective bargaining!


Note: You will need to create a free account on the Ed Leaders Network (ELN) if you don't currently have one in order to sign up for the credentials.

Online Professional Development


Lunch & Learn Webinars

Brown bag it and learn about tactical topics in school business management. These one-hour PD opportunities are free for Illinois ASBO members.


IPA Online Academies

Through a new partnership, Illinois ASBO members can attend specified IPA online Administrator Academies at a special discounted rate.


Past Webinar Archive

Did you miss one of the webinars? This member-only benefit allows you to watch past presentations online, anytime. Credit not available for archived webinars. 

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Mary Werling

A Way to Validate My Specific Skills

Participating in the tax levy micro-credential was a way for me to validate the specific skills and competencies I have gained through on-the-job learning and my experiences as a CSBO.  The digital badge allows me to distinguish myself from others as it conveys evidence of knowledge about the tax levy system. "

– Mary Werling, CSBO, SFO
Asst. Supt./Finance & Operations/CSBO
Community Consolidated School District 21