About the Alliance

The Alliance is a non-profit organization governed by a multi-stakeholder Board of Directors with representation from unions, employers, recruiters, licensure bodies, and professional associations including migrant groups.

Our purpose is to ensure that international recruitment is conducted in a fair and transparent manner. Our three strategic programs are:

  • Certification: We certify recruiters and employers who adhere to the Voluntary Code of Ethical Conduct for the Recruitment of Foreign-Educated Health Professionals to the United States (Code) and allow us to monitor their practices through confidential surveys of the individuals they recruit.
  • Educational Outreach: We provide information directly to migrants on their rights and responsibilities and encourage them to review the performance of recruiters.
  • The Teachers’ Code: The Alliance is launching The Teachers’ Code for Ethical International Recruitment and Employment Practices on June 4, 2015 at the National Press Club. Click here to learn about The Teachers’ Code and launch event.

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Mission and History

The mission of the Alliance for Ethical International Recruitment Practices (Alliance) is to facilitate the adoption and compliance with voluntary standards that aim to ensure recruitment practices of foreign-educated health professionals to the United States are ethical, responsible, and transparent.

These standards are set forth in the Voluntary Code of Conduct for the Ethical Recruitment of Foreign-Educated Health Professionals to the United States (Code). The Alliance has developed a monitoring, remediation, and verification process to ensure that these standards are upheld by subscribing organizations. Through public reporting, the Alliance provides foreign-educated health professionals and health care organizations with credible information to make responsible decisions when they are considering contracting with a recruiter*.