Professional Certification

Enhancing the skills and knowledge of tribal land professionals



 

NTLA is committed to helping tribal land professionals enhance their skills and knowledge through professional development. All of the online courses in Level I, II and III of the Tribal Land Office Professionals Certification Program are now available. A total of 12 online courses will be available in the future.

LEVEL I COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

Land Acquisition I

This course serves as an introduction to tribal land acquisitions, exploring such topics as land appraisals, record keeping, fee-to-trust, negotiations and the environment. Students will also receive a brief history of Native land issues. Students completing this course will demonstrate a basic understanding of tribal land acquisition as well as how their specific tribal history fits within the broader context of Native land tenure history.

Real Estate Principles and Practices I

This course serves as an introduction to real estate principles and practices, exploring such topics as subdivision design styles, highest and best-use analysis, and the appraisal process, as they relate to tribal realty. Students will also be given the opportunity to contextualize module information into their current positions.

General Realty I

This course serves as an introduction to general realty, exploring such topics as leasing, rights-of-way, land sales, gift deeds, probate, housing, fee-to-trust, infrastructure, and assignments. Students will also be given the opportunity to contextualize module information into their current positions.

Land Management and Planning I

This course serves as an introduction to tribal land management and planning, exploring such topics as land use plans, land consolidation, natural resource inventories, cultural resource management, and community engagement. Students will also be given the opportunity to contextualize module information into their current positions.

 

LEVEL II COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

Real Estate Principles and Practices II:  Principles and Application

This course is the second level of tribal real estate principles and practices, exploring such topics as subdivision design styles, highest-and-best-use analysis, and the appraisal process as they relate to tribal realty. This course is designed to increase student understanding of concepts through through exercises while improving learning practice by articulating learned material in a variety of ways.

General Realty II:  Principles and Application

This course is the second level of the tribal general realty, exploring such topics as leasing, rights-of-way, land sales, gift deeds, probate, housing, fee-to-trust, infrastructure and assignments. This course is designed to increase student understanding of concepts through thought exercises while improving learning practice by articulating learned material in various ways.

Land Management and Planning II:  Principles and Application

This course is the second level of tribal land management and planning, exploring such topics as land use plans, land consolidation, natural resource inventories, cultural resource management, and community engagement. This course is designed to increase student understanding of concepts through thought exercises while improving learning practice by articulating learned material in various ways.

Land Acquisition II:  Principles and Application

This course is the second level of the tribal land acquisition series exploring such topics as land appraisals, record keeping, fee-to-trust, negotiations, and the environment. This course is designed to increase student understanding of concepts through thought exercises while improving learning practice by articulating learned material in various ways.

 

LEVEL III COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

All Level III courses require enrolled professionals to complete specific job-related tasks that include working directly with the community, developing new plans and documentation, and establishing new relationships with relevant stakeholders.

Land Acquisition III: Practicum

This course is the practicum requirement of the Land Acquisition course sequence.

Land Management and Planning III: Practicum

This course is the practicum requirement of the Land Management and Planning course sequence.

General Realty III: Practicum

This course is the practicum requirement of the General Realty course sequence.

Real Estate Principles and Practices III: Practicum

This course is the practicum requirement of the Real Estate Principles and Practices course sequence.

 

MORE INFORMATION

How long does the course take to complete?
Each course will take approximately 12 hours to complete.

What is involved?
There is a required pre-test followed by multiple learning modules. Each module provides reading material and instructional videos. Once all of the modules have been completed, there is a required post-test.

Will students receive a certificate?
Students who successfully finish the course will receive a certificate of completion from United Tribes Technical College.

What is the cost?
The tuition for each course is $100. To pay by credit card, call the Indian Land Tenure Foundation at 651-766-8999 or mail a check made out to ‘Indian Land Tenure Foundation’, 151 County Road B2 East, Little Canada, MN 55117.

Need more information?
For more information, please contact Nichlas Emmons via e-mail at nemmons@iltf.org

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR LEVEL I

CLICK HERE REGISTER FOR LEVEL II

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR LEVEL III

 

How to register

Students should register using the CEU Admission/Registration form which can be accessed by clicking on the appropriate registration link (Level I or II) above. Forms should be submitted by e-mail to Nichlas Emmons (nemmons@iltf.org) at the National Tribal Land Association. Once the registration form and payment has been received, students will get an e-mail with instructions on how to enroll.