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 International Teacher Recruitment Code: The Alliance is planning to launch a Code of standards in the spring of 2015 to ensure the ethical recruitment of overseas-trained teachers to the United States.

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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*.