Tribal Administrative Assistant Certification Program

Program Details:

• About the Certification Program

This one-of-a-kind program is tailored to address the needs of administrative staff working for tribal governments or enterprises today. You’ll learn how and why the tribal workplace is unique and what that unique status means in terms of your day-to-day administrative duties.

Our expert faculty will prepare you for key clerical tasks you need to master as part of an administrative team and show you how to maximize your efficiency and productivity with current and emerging office technology.

This training is recommended for those looking both to hone their skills and demonstrate their leadership potential in a tribal organization. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity. Become a Certified Tribal Administrative Professional (CTAP) today!

• Certification Process

Become certified by completing these simple steps:

1. Register for and attend Falmouth’s Tribal Administrative Assistant Certification Program. .

2. Pass the qualifying exam within 7 days of finishing the Program.

The Tribal Administrative Assistant Certification Program can also be delivered as an Onsite Program. This onsite program can be delivered for organizations seeking to certify at least seven participants. To discuss onsite training opportunities, please call us at 800-992-4489 or click here.

• Testing Information

To receive your Tribal Administrative Assistant Certification, you must pass the online qualifying exam.*

  • The exam consists of 30 multiple choice and true/false questions drawn from the program’s course content.
  • In class, you’ll receive instructions on how to receive your unique username and password and how to access the exam.
  • You’ll have 7 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 Administrative 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 Administrative Assistant 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.

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

• Adjunct Faculty

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 professional with financial oversight responsibilities.

• Maintaining your Certification

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

1. Attend at least 12 hours of qualified training before your certification expiration date**; and

2. Submit a certification maintenance form by the expiration date.

**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):

  • TriSec – Falmouth Institute’s Annual Tribal Secretaries and Administrative Professionals Conference
  • Basic Bookkeeping: Federal Grants and Contracts Accounting for Tribes and Tribal Organizations
  • Basic Budgeting for the Tribal Organization
  • Becoming a Meetings Master for Tribal Administrative Professionals
  • Budgeting for Tribal Office Managers and Administrative Assistants
  • Budgeting with Microsoft Excel for Tribal Organizations
  • Customer Service for Tribal Government Employees
  • Customer Service for Tribal Organizations
  • Electronic Records Management for Tribal Organizations
  • HR Skills for Tribal Administrative Professionals
  • Keys to Success for Tribal Administrative Professionals
  • Leadership Skills for Native Women
  • Managing Conflict in the Tribal Workplace
  • Professional Communication Skills for Native Women
  • Professional Development for Alaska Native Secretaries and Administrative Assistants
  • Professional Excellence I for Tribal Secretaries and Administrative Assistants: Building the Foundation
  • Professional Excellence II for Tribal Secretaries and Administrative Assistants: Business Communications Skills
  • Professional Excellence III for Tribal Secretaries and Administrative Assistants: Job Tools
  • Professional Excellence IV: Problem Solving for for Tribal Administrative Professionals: Becoming Solution Focused
  • Project Management for Tribal Administrative Professionals
  • Project Management for Tribes and Tribal Organizations
  • Records Retention and Destruction for Tribes, Tribal Organizations and Tribal Enterprises
  • The Tribal Administrative Professional as Office Manager