Monday, March 27, 2017 (All day) to Friday, March 31, 2017 (All day)

This intensive five-day training is being conducted in collaboration with World Relief.  It is designed to provide immigration case workers employed at not-for-profit agencies the foundation to gain accreditation from the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) and to practice before the USCIS, immigration judges, and the BIA. (The BIA now often cites successful completion of this training as a positive factor in granting accreditation.)


  • Non-profit seeking DOJ/BIA accreditation: $50.00
  • DOJ Accredited (previously known as BIA Accredited) and Attorneys for Non-Profit: $350
  • For-profit or attorney/paralegal: $650

This fee covers registration only. Lodging, meals and airport transportation are extra. You will also need to purchase your own course materials. Other costs are listed here.

Who can attend?
Preference will be given to staff of not-for-profit agencies. (There is a limited number of spots for private attorneys or paralegals working for private law firms.)

Maximum number of students permitted
No more than 45 students will be admitted. Please register early since we have a limited number of rooms available. Most rooms will be double occupancy. There are a limited number of single rooms.

Please complete the application form first, which details your experience. If you are accepted into this training, you will receive an acceptance letter.

Applications must be received by March 1, 2017.

Once you have been accepted into the training, you must complete the registration form, to arrange lodging, meals, and transportation, along with your full payment, no later than March 15, 2017. ($100 late fee added after March 15, 2017).