Applying for Certification

Applicants will be notified within approximately 14 business days of receipt of their application packet that their application has been received and submitted for review and evaluation by the Eligibility Committee. An interview with a member of the Eligibility Committee is a standard part of the process for evaluating if an applicant meets the requirements for certification. Applicants will then be notified by a representative of the Eligibility Committee if their application is incomplete or requires additional documentation.

The Eligibility Committee will endeavor to make a final determination no later than 30 days from receipt of the complete application. Official notification of the determination of certification status will be sent via certified mail to the applicant at the conclusion of the Eligibility Committee's final evaluation of a candidate's application.

Certification Application Form
Certification Agreement Form for those who apply for certification

Certification Appeal Procedure

If a candidate's application for certification is denied by the Eligibility Committee, the candidate may appeal the decision. The appeal must be submitted in writing to the Appeals Committee within 30 days of receipt of notification of denial, and sent to:

Appeals Committee, IOA-Board of Certification
One Parkview Plaza, Suite 800
17W110 22nd St.
Oakbrook Terrace, Il 60181 USA

Phone: +1-847-686-2242
Fax: +1-847-686-2253
The appeal must contain a statement of why the individual believes that the denial was improper and must be accompanied by supporting documentation. The Appeals Committee will notify the candidate within seven business days of its receipt of the appeal and will endeavor to render a decision within a period of 30 days. The decision by the Appeals Committee will be final.

Certification Appeal Form



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