Online Courses

A cultural orientation trainer teaching refugees

Online Courses

CORE’s online courses are interactive, self-paced courses, designed for resettlement staff and volunteers that implement and deliver Cultural Orientation. Learners may take courses at any time and in any order. All courses are free and can be accessed at any time.

Courses are designed to establish foundational knowledge of the United States Refugee Admissions Program and help you improve your lesson delivery to adult learners. Each course takes approximately 20 to 45 minutes to complete. You can begin a course and return to it at a later time.

Introduction to Cultural Orientation

Principles of Teaching

Build Your CO Session Plan

Manage Your CO Classroom

Enhance Your CO


The courses are designed for individuals working directly in refugee resettlement and engaged in the implementation or delivery of Cultural Orientation. Others who work in refugee resettlement may also find value.

Each course takes approximately 20 to 30 minutes to complete. You can begin a course and return to it at a later time; the system will remember where you left off.

Yes, like all of CORE’s resources, the Online Courses are free.

CORE will only approve one account per user. If you need technical assistance accessing a registered account, please contact us.

CORE uses the registration form to verify users and ensure we are providing resources and support to all who work in refugee resettlement. Data collection is aligned with CORE’s privacy policy.

You will receive a confirmation email acknowledging your registration, and within two business days you will receive a second email confirming your account has been approved. At times, you may receive a follow-up email as part of the registration verification process.

To access the course go to the login page. Since you can return to the course at any time, you may find it helpful to bookmark this page. Learn more about navigating the course through this video.

CORE’s Online Courses are self-paced. You can complete and earn certificates based on your schedule and needs.

Use the Lost Your Password link to reset your password.

Sign-up for our eNewsletter, The CORE Connection, and visit both the CO Resource Exchange website and the CORE Resettlement Navigator website regularly.