Online Cultural Orientation Certification Course

This professional development opportunity is an interactive, self-paced course, designed for resettlement staff, volunteers, and interns who have direct, indirect, or informal duties as CO providers. These lessons are designed to establish foundational knowledge of the United States Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP) and further the professionalization of CO instruction by supplementing and enhancing training resources available at Resettlement Support Centers and Resettlement Agencies. Learners may take lessons at any time and in any order. Courses are free for users using the form below to register.

The Introductory Level:

Lesson 1 – The Refugee Resettlement Journey
Lesson 2 – Cultural Orientation Defined
Lesson 3 – Working Effectively with Interpreters
Assessment to receive certification of completion

The Intermediate Level:

Lesson 4 – Knowles’ 6 Principles
Lesson 5
– Student-Centered versus Teacher-Centered Learning
Lesson 6 – Cognitive Load and Working Memory
Assessment to receive certification of completion

The Advanced Level:

Lesson 7 – Strengths-Based Approach
Lesson 8 
– Creating a Positive Learning Environment
Lesson 9 – Coming soon
Assessment will be available soon

New User Registration Form

You will receive email confirmation after your registration has been approved. Most registrations are approved within two business days.

Please use your work email if possible when registering. Please only register once, as the system only allows for one account per user.

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