Since 1985, Falmouth Institute has provided trusted and effective training to thousands of tribal secretaries
and administrative assistants. With this history and experience, we are proud to introduce our
Tribal Administrative Assistant Certification Program.

This program, designed by the Falmouth Institute specifically for administrative staff working for tribal
governments or organizations, will help you achieve the skills and knowledge necessary to demonstrate a
high level of commitment to your job and to Indian Country. In addition to training on core office and clerical
skills, you will be given the opportunity to increase your knowledge of laws and regulations that impact your
tribe or department.

Become a Certified Tribal Administrative Professional (CTAP) today!


  • Complete the Tribal Administrative Assistant Certification registration form.
  • Submit the registration fee of $100 (includes exam fee).
  • Complete the three core Professional Excellence classes (see bullets below), plus one additional Falmouth class of your choice (you may include Falmouth's Tribal Secretaries Conference) within 24 months of registering for the certificate program:
  • After completing the course work, you will be required to take an assessment exam within three months of completing the final class.
  • The Falmouth Tribal Administrative Assistant Certification Program can also be delivered as an On-Site Executive Program. By bringing this program directly to your staff, Falmouth can customize the courses to meet your organizational needs for time, place and content. This On-Site program can be delivered for organizations seeking to certify at least seven participants. To discuss on-site training opportunities, please call Falmouth at 800-992-4489, ext. 119.


    *Testing accommodations are available to those with a documented disability. Please contact Basla Andolsun at 1-800-992-4489 or basla.andolsun@falmouthinstitute.com to discuss your particular situation. You must request accommodations when you register for the Certification Program for accommodations to be guaranteed.