Scheduling, Taking, and Passing the Exam

Once you’ve met eligibility requirements  for the Certified Administrator of School Finance and Operations® (SFO®), you’re ready to move forward to exam preparation and testing.

Exam Format

  • 150 multiple-choice questions
  • 3 ½ hours
  • Computer-based exam in English only*

Exam Content

  • Management of Accounting Systems (14%)
  • Management Accounting Functions (29%)
  • Financial Planning, Budget Planning, and Analysis (23%)
  • Risk Management Activities (7%)
  • Management of School Facilities (7%)
  • Management of Information Systems (5%)
  • Management of Human Resource Functions (11%)
  • Management of Ancillary Services (4%)

Scheduling the SFO Remote Proctored Exam

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START HERE to Schedule Your Exam
You may schedule your exam by accessing your SFO Access (Prolydian) account on your exams dashboard, and: 

  • Go to "Exams" (on the left column)
  • Click on "My Exam"
  • Click on "Schedule" (to the right)
If you encounter problems scheduling your exam, or if you need to modify your Prolydian or Examity account profile name to match your Photo ID, please contact [email protected]

After you schedule your test, Prolydian will send you an appointment confirmation email listing your test date, testing time, and instructions for setting up your Examity profile. 

*Exam eligibility is valid for one year from the date of application approval. Allow sufficient time to retest within exam eligibility year if necessary.

On the Day of Your Exam

It is important that you access your exam at least 15 minutes before the scheduled start time to rectify any unforeseen event that may cause a delay, such as connection problems or missing identification. To access your exam:

  1. Log into your Prolydian account at
  2. Click the "Access my Examity account" button from your Prolydian exams dashboard.
  3. Click the "Start exam" button.
  4. Click the "Connect to proctor" button.

Passing the SFO Exam

  • Candidates who pass the exam receive a grade of “Pass” only. No numeric score is provided.
  • Candidates who do not pass receive a grade of “Fail” and a scaled numeric score, ranging from 250 to 599. (Scores of 600 or more are passing scores.)
  • You will be notified of your results via email 24-72 hours after completing the exam.

Refer to the SFO Candidate Handbook for important details on test procedures, special accommodations, and retesting.

Using Your Credential

Once you’ve passed the exam, congratulations—you’ve earned your SFO designation! Now, make the most of your prestigious credential with these essential tips for SFO certificants .

Contact ASBO International's certification department