The Cooper Institute

Founded in 1970 by the "Father of Aerobics"
Kenneth H. Cooper MD, MPH


The credentialing certification department will verify certification status to interested persons by request. Verification of certification status does not include disclosing any confidential information. There are three status reports that may be given.


Currently Certified Certificants who are in good standing (currently certified or maintaining renewal, no disciplinary actions).
Not Currently Certified Certificants who have previously been certified but who have not maintained certification renewal. Former certificants who have documented disciplinary actions against them may also be reported as Not Currently Certified/Not in Good Standing.
Never Certified Candidates who have not successfully completed exam requirements or those persons who have not attempted to successfully complete the exam requirements.


Concern Form Process

A Concern Form is available for two purposes:

1.  For registrants, candidates, and certificants to document any concern related to the application and administration of credentialing certification policies or processes.

2.  For individuals (clients, employers, interested parties) to document a concern or issue related to an individual who has earned, or who is representing themselves as having earned, a credentialing certification through The Cooper Institute.

A standardized process is followed for each Concern Form submission. The Cooper Institute Certification Board may take up to 60 days from the date of notification in which to provide a response. Download CI-CPT Concern Form

Credentialing certifications offered through The Cooper Institute are governed by The Cooper Institute Certification Board (CICB). This group of professionals provides guidance and oversight of policies and procedures directly related to or having impact upon Cooper Institute credentialing certifications, certificants, and certification renewal activities. The CICB must review and approve all credentialing certification processes and policies.


CICB Board Members

Executive Committee:
Barry McKeown, PhD - Chair
Jim Morrow, PhD – Chair, Examination Development Committee
Laura Fast, MBA – Credentialing Certification Director, ex officio

Juli Doyal, BBA - Certification Program Manager

Certificant Representatives:
Amanda Bartley, BS
Lisa Beckett, MS
Alissa Black, BS
Weston Durham, BS
Denise Grolly-Case, MHR

Public Member:
Amy Harper, BS

Contact Information

The Cooper Institute Certification Board
c/o Credentialing Certification Department
The Cooper Institute
12330 Preston Road
Dallas, TX 75230
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