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About the Certification Program
Maintaining Your Certification
ABOUT THE CERTIFICATION PROGRAM
Falmouth Institute's Indian Country Human Resource Certification Program provides HR professionals working in Indian Country an opportunity to become trained in human resources topics, issues, laws and regulations unique to tribal organizations and enterprises.
Advance your career by demonstrating that you're qualified to employ key human resource practices in Indian Country. Become certified and use your Indian Country Human Resource Certification to:
Differentiate yourself from others in the HR field
Demonstrate your expertise in day-to-day workplace experiences
Advance your career
Be sure to bring copies of your personnel policies and procedures, funding contracts, resolutions that have affected your employment process, compacts, job descriptions, ordinances and other employment law documents so you can get personalized feedback from our expert faculty on the last day of the program.
|T O P I C S I N C L U D E
|Employment Law for Tribes and Tribal Organizations
Grievance and Appeal Procedures for HR Professionals in Indian Country
- Tribal sovereignty and civil jurisdiction
- Application of tribal, state and federal laws
- Sexual harassment
- Workers with disabilities
- Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
- Drug- and alcohol-free workplace
- Fair Labor Standards Act
- Practical suggestions
- Granting and limited due process
- Before, during and after hearings
- Grievances basics
- Grievance policies
- Tribal gaming issues
- At-will employment
- Scope of review
- Indian Civil Rights Act (ICRA)
|Managing Human Resources Departments for Tribal Organizations and Enterprises
- Establishing a personnel management system
- Developing position descriptions
- Developing personnel policies and procedures
- "New pay" model vs. "old pay" model
- Pay-for-pay performance plans
- Effective performance appraisal and evaluation program
- Employment recruitment and selection
- Applicant evaluation process
- Do's and don'ts of interviewing
- Diversity in the tribal workplace
|Assessing and Revising Personnel Policies and Procedures for the Tribal Organization
- Defining the terms and conditions of the employment relationship
- How policies are organized
- Standard policies
- Policies unique to tribal employers
- The employee handbook
- Due process and the employee handbook
- Tribal preference
- Using a template
- Assessing your own policies and procedures
Become certified by completing these simple steps:
- Register for and attend the Human Resource Certification Program
- Pass the online qualifying exam within seven days of finishing the Program
The Falmouth 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.
To receive your Human Resource Certification, you must pass the online qualifying exam.*
- The exam consists of 100 multiple choice and true/false 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 seven 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 able to download your certificate showing that you are a Certified Tribal Human Resource Professional as soon as you have passed 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 Tribal 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 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):