Certified District Officials Program

The Certified District Officials (CDO) Program is offered through FASD. This program is open to all Elected Officials from special districts in Florida. The CDO designation requires the completion of 25 hours of training in the educational components, or subjects, as noted below.  These educational components are offered at various FASD Meetings and at the Annual Conference.

Component/Subject Areas Hours Required
Board Relations with District Manager and Staff 4
Contract Management 2
Public Relations 2
Strategic Planning 4
Intergovernmental Affairs/Agreements 2
Financial Management and Audits 2
The Legislative Process 2
Election, Ethics, and Sunshine Law 4
How to Conduct a Board Meeting and Governance 2
Special Districts Program 1


Click Here For The CDO Program Application