District Financial Reporting

Finance Officer Certification

Published: 8/2/2022 3:53 AM

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 KY Finance Officer & Mentor Certification.
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 Finance Officer Training.
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 booklet (This booklet contains all the information below)
For more information contact:
Ann Culbertson                                                                  
Office of Finance and Operation
Division of District Support 
300 Sower Blvd, 4th Floor                                              
Frankfort, KY 40601                                                      
Phone: 502-564-3846 x4438                                       
Jana Cox
Office of Finance and Operation
Division of District Support
300 Sower Blvd, 4th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
Phone: 502-564-3846 x4409

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