The Board of Certification for Certified Organizational Ombudsman Practitioners (Board of Certification) was established in 2009 for the purpose of awarding the Certified Organizational Ombudsman Practitioner® or CO-OP® credential. The Board of Certification, a division of the International Ombudsman Association (IOA), manages all matters related to certification and recertification through its Board of Directors, committees and task forces. Its purpose is to promote, examine and maintain standards for the advancement of organizational ombudsmanry. It does so by identifying -- for organizational ombudsman practitioners, their organizations, and the public -- those organizational ombudsmen who have voluntarily sought and obtained certification.
The CO-OP® credentialing program is intended to:
CO-OP® Exam Registration period: March 5 - April 6, 2018
CO-OP® Exam: April 17-27, 2018
CO-OP® Exam Informational Call:
March 7, 2018
2 p.m. EST.
Call-in number: +1-605-475-5920
Access code: 674-4105
View the slide presentation.
Join the informational call to learn more about the CO-OP® and get details about the exam. Members of the Board of Certification will provide an overview and answer your questions.
There are no prerequisites or working requirements to sit for the Certification Examination.
Take the CO-OP® Exam at the IOA 13th Annual Conference in Richmond!
For the first time in many years, the CO-OP® Exam will be offered at the Annual Conference
Sunday, April 22, 2018 | 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 | 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
There are 10 spots available for each exam period.
When you go to the registration site, enter the following address i>n order to see the IOA Conference options: 500 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA, 23219.
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