The Michigan School Business Officials (MSBO) certification courses are offered through MSBO and the Michigan Institute for Educational Management (MIEM).
The Michigan Institute for Educational Management was founded in 1981 by the Michigan Association of School Administrators (MASA) and the Michigan School Business Officials (MSBO). It was established to provide professional development activities for all school personnel. Most of the classes that you will take, depending upon the track that you select, will be through MIEM.
The Secure Central Registry (SCR) is a database warehouse that includes all of the events that you attend that have State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECH). The SCR is operated through the Michigan Department of Education (MDE). Many of the classes you take and events that you attend as part of your MSBO certification will have SCECH credits. You will fill out a form at the end of each workshop or conference that indicates the class and credits. You will be assigned certification credit and that information will be uploaded into the SCR. You will then receive an e-mail prompting you to take an evaluation to be awarded the SCECH credit. Once this has been done those credits will be stored in the SCR and appear on your transcript. Typically, SCECH credits are for individuals who hold a state certification, teaching, administrator, etc. that needs to be renewed every 5 years.
Yes you can bring your check or credit card payment with you to the event to avoid the late fee.
MIEM’s annual membership dues are based on your district’s pupil count, as follows:
$260 0-2,499 students
$365 2,500-9,999 students
$470 10,000 or more students
$365 Community Colleges
$365 Business Affiliate
MIEM’s membership dues are payable by July 1 annually and expire on June 30 of the following year.
The school district is the member, not any one individual. The school superintendent is listed as the contact person, but all employees of the district are eligible to attend MIEM events at the member rate.
MASA and MSBO are individual memberships, which do not carry over to MIEM. If your district has not paid the MIEM membership dues, you will be charged the non-member registration fees.
Occasionally MIEM handles the registration portion of an event sponsored by another organization. MIEM membership does not apply in this case. You must be a member of the organization sponsoring that conference to receive the member rate.
A $25 service fee will be retained for cancellations. Cancellations will not be accepted on or after the program date and no refunds will be issued within two weeks of the event. Substitutions may be allowed until the start time of the program without penalty.
Payment must be made by the day of the event or a $25 late fee is assessed. All unpaid balances will be issued an invoice after the event which includes the $25 late fee. NOTE: Purchase orders are not payment.
We’re sorry, but we cannot accept telephone registrations. You can easily register online or you may fax your registration to 517.327.0771, then follow-up with payment. We also accept registrations by mail.
Because we book our programs almost a year in advance, it is very difficult to cancel without costs involved. In event of bad weather, please check the www.gomiem.org Website for scheduling delays and program updates.