Now that you are back in practice, there is no better time than now to accomplish your goal of becoming a Certified Otolaryngology Practice Manager (COPM). Obtaining your COPM through the Administrator Support Community for ENT (ASCENT) is a great way to propel your career and ensure your continued success as a leader in your organization by affirming and expanding your ENT knowledge in the areas of Finance, Operations, Marketing, Human Resources and Technology.
Not sure how to get started? Here is a step-by-step guide:
Step 1: Decide and commit to taking the test. Set a date. You may be a mix of anxious and excited, but you’ve got this.
Step 2: Establish a support system by joining the COPM discussion board. Know who to reach out to when you have questions or need motivation.
Step 3: Utilize the COPM study notes. Set aside time that works with your schedule. Do not skip this step!
Step 4: Take the practice exam!
Step 5: Make adjustments as needed.
Step 6: Ready? Prepare your application materials and register for the exam.
Step 7: Take the test. Make sure you have blocked out time (4 hours), have a reliable internet source and are testing in an area with no distractions.
Step 8: Celebrate! Welcome to the COPM community! We’re an elite group!