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Certification in Otolaryngology Practice Management (COPM)
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Certification in Otolaryngology Practice Management (COPM)

 

 

Mission Statement

The Certification in Otolaryngology Practice Management (COPM) defines the knowledge required to successfully manage today’s otolaryngology practice.

Vision Statement

The Certification in Otolaryngology Practice Management (COPM), sponsored by the Association of Otolaryngology Administrators, is awarded to individuals who have demonstrated mastery of core competencies specific to Otolaryngology Practice Management. The COPM Certification signifies success in a leadership role and the ability to manage a practice in the most professional and resourceful manner.

 
Advisory Board

The COPM Advisory Board is the sole organizing body whose responsibility is to develop, implement and monitor the COPM program. The COPM Advisory Board is composed of leaders in the field who hold the COPM designation, and the board is approved by the AOA Executive Committee.

Advisory Board members

Chair: Joanne Gauthier, COPM
Deputy Chair: Patricia Brown-Oliver, COPM
Danielle DeMaio-DeAngelis, COPM
Stacey Conant, COPM
Kristine McGriff, COPM
Robin Wagner, COPM

All COPM Designees

 

COPM RESOURCES

Benefits of Certification

  • Sustaining excellence in lifelong learning of otolaryngology practice management
  • Personal satisfaction
  • Demonstration of your commitment to your profession
  • Increased value to your patients, physicians and staff
  • Professional development that increases knowledge of all aspects of otolaryngology management
  • Formal recognition of your accomplishment
  • Authority to use the COPM designation

Steps to obtain Your COPM

  1. Complete and submit your online application along with the $25 application fee.
    • If you have purchased the AOA Resource Manual, use code FREE25 in the promo code field when completing your application. Free code use and application will be verified.
  2. Prepare for the Exam.
  3. Pay the Exam Fee ($250).
    • Go to the AOA Store to purchase and we'll contact you with the online code you'll need to take the exam - using your computer - at a time convenient for you.
  4. You're allotted four hours to take the exam. Good luck!

Feel free to contact us with inquiries.

12 Weeks to Success

Listed below is a suggested timeline to allow you to pace your review activities when studying for the COPM exam.

Week

Cover Topics

1

Basic ENT

2

Basic ENT 

3

Finance

4

Finance

5

Marketing

6

Operations

7

Operations

8

Operations

9

Information Technology

10

Human Resources

11

Human Resources

12

Final Review

AOA Office

2400 Ardmore Blvd., Suite 302
Pittsburgh, PA 15221
Phone: 412-243-5156
Fax: 412-243-5160

info@aoanow.org

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