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About the Certification Program
Maintaining Your Certification
ABOUT THE CERTIFICATION PROGRAM
Designed for tribal HR professionals who have successfully completed Falmouth Institute’s Human
Resource Certification, or who can demonstrate at least 6 years of employment in the tribal HR field, this
certification program will allow participants to enhance their knowledge of tribal HR policies and issues and provide them with an additional credential that asserts their advanced knowledge of the tribal HR field. Participants who successfully complete Falmouth Institute’s Advanced Human Resource Certification for Indian Country will receive the ATHRP designation.
|T O P I C S I N C L U D E
|Advanced Employment Law for Tribes and Tribal Organizations
- Non-compete, non-solicitation, non-disparagement agreements for tribal employers
- Liability in the termination process
- Employment claims in tribal court
- How to beat an unemployment compensation claim
- Contracts and grants and their impact on HR - a guide to the Indian Self-Determination Act on the HR function
- Employee privacy rights in the workplace
- Preserving and enhancing sovereignty through sound employment practices
- Drafting tribal employment laws and policies
- An overview of the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)
- Defining TERO and expanding its critical role
- An overview of ADA
- Drug- and alcohol-free workplace
|Grievances, Unions and the NLRB
- Due process in the workplace
- Unions and the NLRB
- Indian Civil Rights Act (ICRA)
Advanced Human Resources Management
- Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
- Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
- 10 reasons HR should be at the executive table
- Training the trainer
|Recruiting, Interviewing, Hiring and Compensation
Social Media Policy and Practices
- Practical recruiting
- The interview process
- Ready, set, hire
- Compensation 101
- Benefits 101
- Developing and maintaining a policy reducing liability
Become certified by completing these simple steps:
- Register for and attend the Advanced Human Resource Certification Program
- Pass the online qualifying exam within ten days of finishing the Program
The Falmouth Advanced Human Resource Certification Program can also be delivered as an Onsite Program for organizations seeking to certify at least seven participants. To discuss onsite training opportunities, please call Falmouth at 800-992-4489, ext. 119.
In addition to five days of intensive training with Indian Country's leading HR professionals, participants must pass an online exam* that requires them to apply their advanced knowledge to solve HR challenges common in Indian Country. Exams will be hand-scored by expert HR professionals and participants will receive a score of High Pass, Pass or Fail. You must take the exam within ten days of completing the Advanced Human Resource Certification Program.
- The exam consists of short answer and essay questions drawn from the program's course content.
- In class, you'll receive instructions on how to get your unique username and password and how to access the exam.
- You'll have ten days from the last day of class to access the exam. You must complete the exam in one sitting and you'll receive your results immediately after you submit it.
- You'll be mailed your certificate showing that you are a certified Advanced Tribal Human Resource Professional (ATHRP) within a month of passing the exam.
- If you do not pass the exam on your first attempt, you'll have one year to re-test. You may take the exam a total of three times, after which you'll have to register for and attend the Advanced Human Resource Certification Program again before you are permitted to re-test. You must pay a $100 exam fee each time you re-register to take the exam. The retest form is available here.
*Testing accommodations are available to those with a documented disability. Please contact Basla Andolsun at 1-800-992-4489 or firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your particular situation. You must request accommodations when you register for the Certification Program for accommodations to be guaranteed.
Falmouth takes pride in its exceptional faculty. We only work with outstanding trainers who have years of specialized Indian Country experience and who are experts in their fields. You can expect your instructor(s) for this program to have years of human resources and employment law experience and to deliver top quality training suited to your unique needs as a tribal human resource professional.
MAINTAINING YOUR CERTIFICATION
Your certification is valid for one year from the date it is issued. To maintain certification, you must:
- Attend at least 12 hours of qualified training before your certification expiration date**; and
- Submit a certification maintenance form by the expiration date. Please click here for the form.
**Falmouth will grant extensions for students who have registered for upcoming classes that start up to 2 months beyond the month their certification expires in. Such students will still need to submit the certification maintenance form by the expiration date. They must note on the form that the class is upcoming and, upon class completion, resubmit their certification form.
Qualified classes include any of the following Falmouth Institute trainings (2 or 3 days):