Confederation of Professional Awarding Bodies (COPAB) was incorporated in England on 13 March
2012. It is to serve as an umbrella professional body to set professional standards for professional
awarding bodies not only in the United Kingdom but also internationally.

COPAB also welcomes educational institutions to have their coursework assessed by the COPAB Education Council for professional membership status as Affiliated Members.

What COPAB wishes to achieve is embodied in its objectives enshrined in its Mission Statement.


The mission of the Confederation of Professional Awarding Bodies (COPAB) is:

- To strive to become the best and the biggest global professional awarding body representing
educational, vocational, technical, scientific and professional awarding bodies in their endeavour

- To foster the ideals and objectives of professional, career membership and registering bodies on a
global scale.


Member Benefits Overview

To promote information on professional bodies by discussions and lectures
To receive professional advice

To encourage the study of various professional bodies and to consider all questions concerning their improvement and development

To watch over, defend, protect and advance the professional interests of members
To form local Chapters for meetings, lectures and social functions

To co-operate with other members, if necessary and to promote reciprocal agreements