The Alliance for Ethical International Recruitment Practices (Alliance) is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to ensure that all foreign-educated professionals are recruited in a fair, ethical, and transparent manner for employment in the U.S. In 2009, the Alliance launched the Voluntary Code of Ethical Conduct for the Recruitment of Foreign-Educated Health Professionals to the United States, which was developed by stakeholders with different perspectives across the health care sector and defines fair and transparent recruitment practices. In 2017, this code was updated and is now called the Health Care Code for Ethical International Recruitment and Employment Practices (the “Code”). Link to Code

In 2010, the Alliance established a certification program for organizations that recruit foreign-educated health professionals (FEHPs) that demonstrate that their recruitment and employment practices fully conform to the tenets of the Code. Such organizations include temporary staffing firms, placement firms, and health care providers. This Certification Application sets forth the requirements for certification. Organizations interested in obtaining certification should complete the application and submit it along with the specified supporting documentation to the Alliance for review. If approved, the organization is authorized to use the Alliance’s Certification Seal in its recruitment efforts.

Any information provided in the application process will be kept completely confidential – the Alliance strictly protects any proprietary information disclosed by your organization.


Do you recruit to the US?
Your firm is not eligible for Alliance certification at this time. The Alliance only certifies firms that recruit to the United States
Have you been actively recruiting health care professionals in the past 3 years?
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Compliance with the Code: Overview

To be considered for certification, the Alliance requires the following information about and documentation of your organization’s current practices and procedures with respect to key provisions of the Code. Please complete the following application sections and provide the requested explanation or backup documentation.  
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Compliance with the Code: Section A - Recruiter and Employer Accountability 

Compliance with the Code: Section B - Migrant Rights and Responsibilities

Compliance with the Code: Section C - Freedom from Discrimination and Retaliation

Compliance with the Code: Section D - Right to Know

Compliance with the Code: Section E - Right to Receive a Contract with Fair Terms and Give Informed Consent

Compliance with the Code: Section F - Right to Move Freely Without Economic Coercion

Compliance with the Code: Section G - Right to Access Justice

Compliance with the Code: Section H - Right to Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining

Compliance with the Code: Section I - Right to Receive Support for Clinical and Cultural Integration

Compliance with the Code: Section J - Respect for Sending Countries

Compliance with the Alliance Monitoring Program

Compliance with the Alliance Monitoring Program is demonstrated by ensuring that 100% of both newly recruited health professionals and health professionals in your recruitment pipeline are informed about the Alliance. Before certification is granted companies must: 

  • Provide the Alliance with the number of health professionals in your recruitment pipeline. This does not apply to any health professionals that signed contracts prior to 2016. 
  • Notify all health professionals in your recruitment pipeline via email that you have applied for Alliance Certification.

Required Benchmarking Data


Agree and Submit

By submitting this application you agree to the terms outlined herein, and attest that all information provided is accurate and truthful.