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Scheduled Program
About the Certification Program
Certification Process
Testing Information
Adjunct Faculty
Maintaining Your Certification


Date: October 15 - 19, 2018
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Hotel: Tropicana Las Vegas (3801 Las Vegas Blvd South)
  For a room rate of $159, please click here to make your reservation online.
Tuition:   $1,520

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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
  • Practical recruiting
  • The interview process
  • Ready, set, hire
  • Compensation 101
  • Benefits 101
Social Media Policy and Practices
  • Developing and maintaining a policy reducing liability

*Topics subject to change.


Become certified by completing these simple steps:

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.

*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.


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.


Your certification is valid for one year from the date it is issued. To maintain certification, you must:

Qualified classes include any of the following Falmouth Institute trainings (2 or 3 days):