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Ombudsman Training Schedules

Ombudsman Training Schedules

Ombudsman training is thorough and continuous. It begins with orientation to the command's program. It includes basic training about the Navy's Family Ombudsman Program and skills to do the job. Ombudsmen maintain their knowledge and skills by attending advanced training offered by Fleet and Family Support Centers and local Ombudsman Assemblies. 

OPNAVINST 1750.1G has been added to the back of the Ombudsman Program Manual, removing the previous 'F' edition. Please disregard references within the body of the manual to OPNAVINST 1750.1F, referring users to the updated instruction instead.

Download the Ombudsman Program Manual.

Fleet and Family Support Centers provide standardized Ombudsman Basic Training (OBT). OBT is required for all Command Ombudsmen. It is open to all Commanding Officers, Executive Officers, Command Master Chiefs and their spouses.

Training topics include:

  • Ombudsman Program Overview
  • Managing Your Responsibilities
  • Code of Ethics
  • Command Relationships
  • Communication Skills
  • Information and Referral
  • Crisis Calls and Disasters
  • Deployment and Mobilization
  • Course Review and Summary


Ombudsman Webinar Training

Webinars are a valuable alternative to classroom training.  CNIC now offers three webinars related to the Ombudsman Program:

OBT Orientation is available for newly appointed ombudsmen from both the active and reserve communities. This 90 minute webinar is designed for newly appointed ombudsmen who will not be able to attend the standard Ombudsman Basic Training (OBT) within the required six weeks of their appointment as a command ombudsman. Classes are limited to 15 participants.

Download the OBT Orientation Outline

Information and Referral and Family Readiness supplement OBT Orientation with guidance for Reserve ombudsmen and other remote ombudsmen, during the interim between their appointment and their attendance at Ombudsman Basic Training. 
NOTE: This training does not replace the requirement to attend OBT, but will provide basic information to help new ombudsmen in the interim.

Ombudsman Registry Webinar Training is designed to assist Commanders/Command Designees, Ombudsmen and Ombudsman Coordinators in navigating the Ombudsman Registry. This webinar will walk you through the processes of registering, updating command information, registering an ombudsman, assigning yourself to your command, and ensure that the required monthly/quarterly ombudsman worksheets are submitted per OPNAVINST 1750.1G.

eOBT and Webinar Schedules

eOBT and Webinar Registration:

Registration for all webinars uses the Learning Management System (LMS). Anyone using this system to attend webinars is required to create an account. To get started, go to This is a separate account from your Ombudsman Registry account. Please note: AOL accounts are not compatible with the LMS. Please use another account for trainings on this site. Use the appropriate link below to register your account.

The user will then logon using the email address and password used to create the account. Select the desired webinar from the Course Categories list or the calendar and click on it to register. The system will automatically register the user and a notification will be sent to the email address on file.

Contact CNIC Ombudsman Training Coordinator at (402) 614-0550 if you have any questions. 

Certified Ombudsman Training (COT)

Experienced ombudsmen are encouraged to become Certified Ombudsman Trainers (COT). These individuals are trained and certified to teach Ombudsman Basic Training. If you are interested in attending this training, please review the COT Requirements, COT Sample Letter of Recommendation and COT Application.

 COT Training





 COT Training

 03 - 05 Feb 14

  FFSC Yokosuka, Japan

 0830 - 1600

 COT Training  04 - 06 Feb 14   Whidbey Island  TBD  360-396-5454

 COT Training

 11 - 13 Feb 14


 0900 - 1500

 COT Training  26 - 28 Feb 14   Naval Base San Diego  0900 - 1600  619-556-8717
 COT Training  10 - 12 Mar 14   FFSC JEB LCFS  0800 - 1600  757-462-7563

 COT Training

 14 - 16 Apr 14

  CNRH Hawaii - PH MFSC

 0800 - 1600


 COT Training  23 - 24 Apr 14   Naval Station Everett  0730 - 1700  360-257-5267

 COT Training

 23 - 25 Apr 14

  FFSC NSA Annapolis, MD

 0900 - 1600


 COT Training  20 - 22 May 14   Fort Sam Houston, TX  0800 - 1600  904-542-0354

 COT Training

 24 - 26 Sep 14

  FFSC NSA Annapolis, MD

 0900 - 1600


 COT Training

 07 - 09 Oct 14   FFSC PNSY  0900 - 1500  207-438-2600

 COT Training

 22 - 24 Oct 14


 0800 - 1600



Reserve Ombudsman Basic Training (OBT) Workshops

Ombudsman Basic Training (OBT) is required for all ombudsmen and is offered through the Fleet and Family Support Centers. Recognizing that many Reserve ombudsmen live in remote or isolated areas, the Navy Reserve offers additional classes throughout the year in alternate locations. All OBT classes are standardized, regardless of Active or Reserve status. Please choose the location that is convenient to you by using the FFSC links below or go to Navy Reserve Ombudsman Training.

Ombudsman Basic Training Schedule


California China Lake
San Diego
Ventura County, Port Hueneme
Connecticut New London
Florida Jacksonville 
Key West
Panama City
Whiting Field, Milton
Georgia Kings Bay
Hawaii Pearl Harbor
Illinois Great Lakes
Louisiana New Orleans
Maryland Annapolis
Fort Meade 
Patuxent River
Mississippi Gulfport
Nevada Fallon
New Hampshire Portsmouth
New Jersey Earle
New York Saratoga Springs
Rhode Island Naval Station Newport
South Carolina Naval Weapons Station Charleston
Tennessee NSA Mid-South Millington
Texas NAS Corpus Christi
Fort Worth
Virginia Newport News
Little Creek - Fort Story
Washington Naval Station Everett
Whidbey Island
Naval Base Kitsap (Bangor and Bremerton)
Washington D.C. Anacostia-Bolling
Japan Atsugi, Japan
Sasebo, Japan
Yokosuka, Japan
Joint Region Marianas
Europe Naples/Gaeta, Italy
Rota, Spain
Sigonella, Sicily
Cuba Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
Bahrain NSA Bahrain


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