International Association of Online Business Managers
Membership in the International Association of Online Business Managers is open to anyone who has completed an accredited Certified OBM® Training Program.
Learn more about the Certified OBM Training at: www.CertifiedOBM.com
As a member of the International Association of Online Business Managers you are eligible to pursue the designation of Certified OBM®, granted via our 'Certification Week' testing process offered 4 times a year.
Our Certification Week process is a rigorous one that challenges applicants with completion of real-life client situations, which are then evaluated by our Certification Committee.
Curious about the Certification Week experience? Here's what some of our recent grads had to say:
"I don't know about you guys but I felt that this exam week has taken my understanding of what it means to be an OBM to whole new level."
"I honestly think I’ve become addicted to the feeling of Cert Week. That feeling of being challenged and the feeling of being super productive in a results oriented type of way, day in and day out. I. Want. More."
"I am soooo incredibly grateful for the exposure I had this week and how much I have learned."
Access to Clients
As a Certified OBM® you get an exclusive listing in our online OBM Directory, including a full page member profile that you can update at any time. This Directory is one of the first places business owners go when looking to hire a Certified OBM.
As a Certified OBM® you also receive access to our Request For Proposal (RFP) system. Potential clients submit an RFP which is then sent out to our Certified OBM community, and you have direct access to respond and connect with clients about their needs.
Private OBM Facebook Group
Membership includes access to our members only Facebook Group, where you are able to connect, network and engage with the OBM community for questions, collaboration and sharing of best practices.
Our Facebook community is one of the benefits our members love most:
“The support is phenomenal! Even if I'm out of the loop for a while immersed only in client work, if I get stuck on something all I have to do is ask and the group has answers for me quickly. They are super smart and generous sharing their knowledge.”
“The sense of community of truly dependable, authentic and expert people! I know when I come to the community, I can trust the feedback or guidance I’m given; I don’t feel like I have to go out and do my own research to validate it.”
Monthly Training & Ongoing Professional Development
As a member you are invited to our monthly live OBM Coffee Chat, led by Founder Tina Forsyth and guest experts. These open-forum style coffee chats include a "mini-training" with brainstorming, sharing and discussion to give you the support & camaraderie to thrive in all that you do.
Association members also have the opportunity to join exclusive educational workshops and training programs specific to the needs of the professional OBM, including topics such as leadership, operations, advanced marketing and scaling strategies for the fast growing business.
Upon becoming a member of the association you will have access to our IAOBM Online Resource Center - your 'one stop shop' for all of your member-only goodies and resources.
Among other things the resource center includes:
Free member-only resources (including the OBM Client Services Agreement)
Quick access to recordings from our monthly Coffee Chats & OBM Book Club
A listing of all recent Request for Proposals from potential clients
Access to our ongoing trainings & continuing education
Annual OBM Conference
This is our once a year, closed door conference created exclusively for our Certified OBM community. We come together in person to share best practices, learn cutting edge strategies for growing online businesses and to have some fun.