Tribal Human Resources Professional (THRP) Certification

March 18-21, 2024

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center | Albuquerque, NM 


$1,650 per person (Includes daily breakfast & lunch.

Please note that accommodations are not included.)

Payment is due in full 1 week prior to the event.


Registration preference will be given to those

employed by a Tribal entity.

NNAHRA and Drummond Woodsum have joined forces to provide Tribal Human Resource Professional (THRP) training to HR Professionals in Indian Country. This 3-1/2 day course provides HR Professionals with the practical knowledge and skills they need to handle the unique employment challenges facing tribal governments and their enterprises.
Participants will learn and apply employment laws, with a specific emphasis on protecting sovereignty. Topics will focus on issues HR Professionals grapple with every day, including discrimination, wage and hour issues, employee discipline, investigations, evaluations, leaves of absence, union activity, Indian Preference, and more. The course includes online interactive exercises to reinforce learning and help participants gain confidence in navigating complex employment issues. Participants who successfully complete the final exam receive the NNAHRA Tribal Human Resources Professional Certification. Join over 1,000 of your fellow HR Professionals who already hold the THRP certification, which is widely recognized as the essential HR credential in Indian Country.

For full event curriculum and agenda,
please download the brochure.
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“From all over Indian Country HR Professionals have chosen NNAHRA to provide the best possible opportunities for education. We believe that the THRP Certification Program provides the best opportunity to become trained in crucial topics, issues, laws and regulations unique to tribal organizations and enterprises. You will not find a stronger or more knowledgeable team of instructors. This program is by far the single most valuable training an HR professional should attend. Nothing will differentiate yourself from others in the HR field more than the
THRP certification.”
   Suzanne Clem, NNAHRA Secretary


Please contact the hotel directly using the information below to book your stay. Please note that accommodations are not included in the course registration price.


Holiday Inn Express & Suites Albuquerque Historic Old Town

2300 12th Street NW

Albuquerque, NM 87104

Reservations must be made by Friday, Feb. 16, 2024 in order to receive the special group rate.


using Group Booking Code: T80

or call (505) 842.5000 and press 0 for the front desk. Reference group booking code "THRP - Tribal Human Resources Professional Certification" / Group Code: T80 to receive the group booking rate of $154/night (plus taxes + fees).



Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

2401 12th Street NW

Albuquerque, NM 87104


The National Native American Human Resources Association is a non-profit organization comprised of HR professionals working for or providing professional services to tribes.

NNAHRA started out as a grass-roots effort with four tribes meeting to network and share personnel issues and challenges. Today we have more than 650 members and are still growing.

THRP Certification

Participants will take an examination at the end of the program to test their knowledge of the materials. Participants who earn a passing grade will receive written notification that they are certified by NNAHRA as a Tribal Human Resource Professional.

NNAHRA Membership

Participants will receive FREE NNAHRA membership for one year upon course completion.

THRP Training Team

NNAHRA’s THRP training is provided by Drummond Woodsum attorneys and consultants in collaboration with Attorney Rick McGee. Our team has frequently presented at NNAHRA conferences and for individual tribes. We advise many tribes across the country on HR, labor, and employment issues.

Attorney, Drummond Woodsum

Attorney, Drummond Woodsum

Attorney, Drummond Woodsum

Attorney, Drummond Woodsum

Attorney, Drummond Woodsum

Attorney, Drummond Woodsum

Attorney, Law Office of Richard G. McGee, LLC

Attorney, Drummond Woodsum

Attorney, Drummond Woodsum

Attorney, Drummond Woodsum

Attorney, Drummond Woodsum
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