Becoming an Alliance Certified Ethical Recruiter (CER) allows international recruitment firms that actively recruit health care professionals to the U.S. to be recognized for their commitment to fair, ethical, and transparent recruitment practices.
In completing the application process, recruiters must demonstrate their compliance with the Alliance Health Care Code for Ethical International Recruitment and Employment Practices (Code). They must agree to additional oversight by the Alliance and participation in (re)mediation processes as necessary to resolve compliance issues.
To become a CER, recruitment firms must complete a three-step process:
The recruiter submits the application form found on our Application page. In this application, the recruiter attests to abiding by each provision of our Code and demonstrates compliance by providing copies of recruitment materials and standard employment contracts.
The Alliance disseminates a survey to all health professionals recruited by the firm in the past three years. This survey allows the employees to share their experiences with the recruitment firm.
- Public Comment Period
Other individuals or organizations have the opportunity to share information or concerns that they might have about the recruitment firm seeking certification. The public comment period lasts for thirty days and is announced on the Alliance website and on social media channels of the recruitment firm.
In some cases, a certification application may also be brought before the Alliance Advisory Board’s Compliance Committee for additional review.
Once a recruiter has completed all the necessary steps and met all requirements to demonstrate their compliance, the recruiter becomes an Alliance Certified Ethical Recruiter
There is no application fee. Once approved, CERs pay an annual certification fee based on revenue or size.
If you have questions about our certification process, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.