What is the process to become a Certified OBM® ?
The first step to qualify for Certification is to complete the Certified OBM Training program.
Upon completion of this program, trainees are invited to join us for Certification Week.
In designing our Certification process we asked ourselves “what is most important when it comes to being certified?” There are two sides to consider of course:
- If I put myself in the shoes of the business owner who wants to hire a Certified OBM®, what they really want to know is “can this person do the job?”
- If I put myself in the shoes of the Online Business Manager what is important to them is to feel confident that “Yes, I can do the job!”
A good certification process addresses both of these considerations.
And so our five-day Certification Week is structured to give trainees the opportunity to tackle real client situations and projects – giving them a) the chance to demonstrate that yes they can do the job and b) the confidence that they can handle these projects.
Our Certification Committee reviews all projects based on our grading criteria of the 9 Key OBM Competencies and determines whether a person has passed the Certification process (or not.) Once a person has passed Certification they are officially a Certified OBM® (as listed here on this page.)
If you are interested in becoming a Certified OBM® check out the details here.