The National Center for Employee Ownership (NCEO) is a self-sustaining nonprofit membership organization that provides practical resources and objective, reliable information on employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs), equity compensation plans, and ownership culture. We are the main publisher and research source in the field, hold dozens of Webinars and in-person meetings annually, and provide services to our thousands of members and others. Read more...

Register Now for the ESOP Symposium (Austin, TX, Sept. 23-24)

The ESOP Symposium uses presentations by experts and structured networking to bring your knowledge up to date, help you learn from other companies, and give you best practices in ESOP areas such as governance, financing, operations, repurchase obligation, and culture. Register for either or both Day 1 or Day 2 and move freely between sessions.
ESOP Symposium

New Publications

book cover ESOP and 401(k) Plan Employer Stock Litigation Review 1990-2016 categorizes and summarizes litigation over company stock in ESOPs and 401(k) plans. Learn more.
book cover ESOP Regulatory Rulings 1990-2016 categorizes and summarizes IRS and DOL rulings and regulations on ESOPs and related plans. Learn more.

Employee Ownership Updates

Loren Rodgers Loren Rodgers presents the August 15 Employee Ownership Update. Also see the 2016 Employee Ownership 100 list.
newsletter The July-August 2016 Employee Ownership Report (member username and password required) is online. Not a member? Read excerpts or a sample issue.

Fall 2016 CEPI Exam Prep Course Now Available

The Certified Equity Professional Institute (CEPI) exam is the industry standard for equity compensation certification. We not only provide most of the texts for the program but also offer our CEPI Exam Prep Course, which has now reopened for the fall. Find out more and try our live demo.
CEPI Exam Prep Course

NCEO Resources and Membership Benefits

Online Articles and News


Our free library of online articles covers the basic elements of employee ownership, and our columnists keep you up to date on the news.
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We are the main publisher in this field, with dozens of books, issue briefs, and other materials that provide detailed yet understandable guidance.
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Our Webinars provide Web-based learning wherever you have Internet and phone connections. Live Webinars are free for members.
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In-Person Meetings


Our in-person meetings bring you face-to-face with our expert presenters and offer ample opportunity to ask questions and interact with others.
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We provide online training in ESOP fundamentals, CEPI exam test preparation, an ESOP board member package, and more.
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Talk to Us


Need advice? In addition to answering questions from members, we can provide introductory consulting on an hourly basis, as well as speaking services.
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Surveys, Research, and Lists

Surveys and Research

We can conduct employee surveys at your company, perform customized research, or provide lists of employee ownership companies.
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Members receive our newsletter, free live Webinars, access to the members Web site, individual consultations, and discounts on all we offer.
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Find a Service Provider or ESOP Lender

Service Provider Directory

Our Service Provider Directory is a searchable, mappable database of hundreds of NCEO members who provide professional assistance related to employee ownership, ranging from legal counsel to administration to employee communications. For years a member benefit, it is now in the public area of our site. Be sure to read our guide to choosing service providers before you start your search.

ESOP Lender Directory Our Service Provider Directory is complemented by the ESOP Lender Directory in the members-only area of our website (username and password required). This specialized resource is restricted to direct providers of capital; includes both Service Provider Directory members, other members, and nonmembers; and includes a transaction range for each lender.