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 (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 email@example.com.
Any organization that recruits foreign-educated health professionals (FEHPs) to work in the United States is encouraged to apply for Alliance Certification. Such organizations include:
- Staffing firms – Under the staffing model, a FEHP signs a contract with the staffing firm and continues to be an employee of the firm for the duration of their contract.
- Placement firms – Under the placement model, the recruitment firm matches each FEHP to a health care institution, where the worker then signs a contract directly with the employer.
- Direct hiring – Under the direct hiring model, there is no third-party recruitment firm involved in the process. A FEHP signs a contract directly with the hospital or institution where they will be working when they arrive in the U.S.
To achieve full status as an Alliance Certified Ethical Recruiter, an organization must have been actively recruiting FEHPs to the U.S. for at least one year. If your organization does not meet this requirement, you may be eligible to complete the process as an Alliance Certification Candidate. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about this opportunity.
BENEFITS OF CERTIFICATION
Alliance Certification gives you the opportunity to set your business apart by adopting and promoting ethical international recruitment standards and submitting your practices to additional Alliance oversight. Benefits of being an Alliance Certified Ethical Recruiter include:
- Affirming your organization’s commitment to ethical, responsible, and transparent recruitment practices.
- Gaining recognition among a wide range of stakeholders.
- Serving as an industry leader by submitting your recruitment practices to Alliance oversight.
- Improving the quality of recruitment and client confidence in your organization.
- Increasing the global exposure of your business.
- Setting your business apart from other recruitment organizations by using the Alliance Certification Seal in your marketing.
The Alliance Certification Seal distinguishes Certified Ethical Recruiters (CERs) as organizations that are committed to ethical international recruitment practices and have submitted to additional oversight by the Alliance. CERs are encouraged to display the seal on their website and marketing materials in order to set themselves apart—both to foreign-educated health professionals searching for a recruiter and to health care institutions looking to partner with a recruitment firm.
Only current Certified Ethical Recruiters are authorized to use the Alliance Certification Seal.
CERTIFIED ETHICAL RECRUITERS
The Alliance provides a list of Certified Ethical Recruiters (CERs) as a resource for employers and foreign-educated health professionals looking to work with reputable recruitment organizations. CERs have established that they are in compliance with the standards set forth in the Code, have agreed to be regularly monitored by the Alliance, and have agreed to participate in mediation and remediation processes as necessary.
This list includes the name of the firm and the year in which they became a Certified Ethical Recruiter.
African Wood – 2020
Avant Healthcare Professionals – 2023
Bemazies Consult – 2021
Connetics USA – 2019
Global Nurse Partners – 2021
Health Carousel – 2020
Health Carousel Philippines Inc. – 2020
Karma Services – 2015
MedPro International – 2021
The Nash Group – 2022
O’Grady Peyton International – 2010 (P)
Southeast Asian Placement Center Inc. (SEAPCI) – 2021
Valley Medical Staffing – 2023
VEMA Staffing Partners – 2023
WorldWide HealthStaff Solutions – 2019
Alliance Certification Candidates
Alliance Certification Candidates are recruitment firms that have completed their application review and are awaiting the required one-year commitment to the Code for final review.
Alere Care Solutions – 2023
Talent Angels – 2023
APPLY FOR CERTIFICATION
All international recruitment firms and entities which recruit health professionals to work in the United States are encouraged to apply for Alliance Certification. By applying for certification, a recruiter attests that they comply with all provisions of our Health Care Code for Ethical International Recruitment and Employment Practices.
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 Certification Seal in its recruitment efforts.
Any information provided in the application process will remain confidential. The Alliance strictly protects any proprietary information disclosed by your organization. If you have any questions about the Code, the certification process, or this application, please contact us, and we would be happy to discuss it further with you.
Under the staffing model, a FEHP signs a contract with the staffing firm and continues to be an employee of the firm for the duration of their contract.
Under the placement model, the recruitment firm matches each FEHP to a health care institution, where the worker then signs a contract directly with the employer.
Under the direct hiring model, there is no third-party recruitment firm involved in the process. A FEHP signs a contract directly with the hospital or institution where they will be working when they arrive.