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 four online courses in Level 1 of the Tribal Land Office Professionals Certification Program are now available. A total of 12 online courses will be available in the future.

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.

MORE INFORMATION

How long does the course take to complete?
This self-paced, online course takes approximately 12 hours to complete. The course ends on May 6, 2019 but may be completed before then.

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

 

How to register

Students should register using the CEU Admission/Registration form which can be accessed by clicking on the registration button below. 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.