About the CO-OP® Credential

Stand Out to Make a Difference!

Are you interested in taking your role as Organizational Ombudsman to a new level by becoming a Certified Organizational Ombudsman Practitioner (CO-OP®) through the International Ombudsman Association? This exciting new option — the only certification credential offered for the Organizational Ombudsman — is designed to help you:

  • Gain Recognition: Enhance your credibility and professional standing with the organization(s) that you serve
  • Invest in Your Career: Demonstrate your professional experience and skills to build your career development opportunities
  • Show Commitment: Accentuate your dedication to the profession and the IOA Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics
  • Distinguish Yourself: Stand out by joining an elite community of professionals
  • Strengthen and Professionalize the Organizational Ombudsman field 

CO-OP® Board Introduces Levels in 2019

Become Certified or Recertify

How to Apply
How to Recertify
CO-OP® Examinations

More Information

CO-OP® Board of Directors
Board Policies
Directory of CO-OP®  Practitioners