Civil Rights Investigator Certification Course
Level One Training

July 30 & 31, 2020 in Pasadena, CA
Hosted by Pacific Oaks College

Early Bird Registration deadline is Monday, June 15, 2020.
Regular Registration deadline is Friday, July 24, 2020.*


Questions? Contact ATIXA at 610-644-7858.



Civil Rights Investigator Level One Course | Other ATIXA Trainings and Certifications



1 person: $1,491.60 ($1,491.60 per person)
2 people: $2,386.56 ($1,193.28 per person)
3 people: $2,535.72 ($845.24 per person)
4 people: $3,356.11 ($839.03 per person)
5 people: $3,430.68 ($686.14 per person)
6 people: $4,027.32 ($671.22 per person)
7+ people: $596.64 per person

Members will receive 10% discount off pricing. 


To register a campus pair or group at discounted Member Rates, the anticipated attendees must either be: Super Members; subusers of an active Institutional Premium or Institutional Membership; or each registrant must be an active Individual Member of ATIXA. For more information on membership please contact ATIXA at 610-644-7858.

All registrations for 2020 trainings include access to regularly updated electronic training materials, including the full deck of training slides, a 200-page materials packet, and our Investigation in a Box Kit — a 230-page compilation of key guidance, regulations, and resource materials, timelines, flowcharts, and other supplemental resources that your team needs to complete a thorough, reliable and impartial investigation of potential discrimination.

Attendee contact information is not required at time of registration; ATIXA will reach out 7-10 days prior to the training to collect each attendee’s name, professional title, institutional affiliation, email address, and phone number. Access to materials is delivered via email to each attendee 5 days prior to the training.


To obtain Certification from ATIXA, you will need to attend the whole event. It is our expectation that you are present for the entire duration of your training course.

Please allow 14 business days following the completion of the course and then log-into or create an account with our Continuing Certification Credit (CCC) program system. Please follow the instructions on the webpage to obtain your certification. Our CCC program allows those certified by ATIXA to track, maintain, and extend their professional development through our programs. Learn more about our program here.

PLEASE NOTE: Certification refers to attendance at a qualifying event; The NCHERM Group cannot speak to individual attendees’ knowledge, expertise, or command of the material.

Digital Badging

ATIXA has partnered with Accredible to add digital badging to its ability to recognize and honor the 12,500 professionals who have sought certification training since 2012.

Digital badges are an increasingly popular tool for employees to denote their achievements, illustrate skill accumulation, and convey professional competence and excellence. A digital badge is an indicator of accomplishment or skill that can be displayed, accessed, and verified online. The badge includes information on who earned the badge, what the badge represents, how it was earned, when it was earned, and who issued it. Digital credentials allow employees to present a rich and trustworthy record of their professional development, easily shared on social platforms like LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook, as well as inclusion in email signatures.

Attendees of any Certification Course will now be able to expand their current options for verifying certification in a more public, visual, digital, and social, displaying badges for each certification so that colleagues, students, and potential employers can recognize your training and professional development. Attendees will receive notification following completion of the training on how to access their badge.


All registrations for 2020 trainings include complimentary one-month Individual Trial Memberships for attendees who have no previous membership history with ATIXA. Active trial members have access to the full benefits of the corresponding membership level. ATIXA’s policies provide additional guidance regarding complimentary trial memberships.


Brett Sokolow J.D. is the President and Chair of The NCHERM Group, LLC, a national multidisciplinary risk management consulting and law firm with more than 3,000 education-sector clients, 15 executive and support employees, and a roster of 30 attorneys and consultants who are at the forefront of the field in their areas of expertise. Sokolow founded The NCHERM Group, LLC, then known as The National Center for Higher Education Risk Management, in 2000.

Sokolow is recognized for his national leadership on systems-level solutions for safer schools and campuses, and is widely considered to be one of the foremost Title IX experts in the nation. He has served as an expert witness in more than 50 significant lawsuits affecting college, university, and school liability. In addition to his role with The NCHERM Group, Sokolow served as Executive Director of ATIXA from 2012-2017 and now serves as President of ATIXA, the Association of Title IX Administrators, the leading industry association for Title IX compliance, with over 3,600 active school and college members.

In his role as an attorney with The NCHERM Group, Sokolow serves with his partners as outside counsel/advisor to 70 colleges and universities, and has served as counsel to more than 250 campuses since the firm was founded in 2000. In addition to its legal representation work, The NCHERM Group provides consulting services to an additional 400+ campuses and schools each year.

*Faculty could change prior to the training.*



Training is from 9:00AM to 5:00PM each day. Registration will begin at 8:30AM. One hour will be provided for lunch. Two short breaks will be taken throughout the day.

Location & Training Facility

Training Facility

Pacific Oaks College
45 Eureka St.
Pasadena, CA 91103
Campus Map


Free parking will be available for attendees.



Hollywood Burbank Airport
2627 N Hollywood Way, Burbank, CA 91505
Approximate distance from facility: 19 Miles
Ground Transportation: Uber, Taxi, Shuttle


Memorial Park
125 E. Holly St., Pasadena, CA 91101


Please note that the below list reflects recommended lodging locations, as provided by our host institution. Room blocks are not available. Please contact the hotel directly for questions regarding cost, availability and reservations.

Residence Inn by Marriott Los Angeles Pasadena/Old Town
21 W Walnut St, Pasadena, CA 91103
Approximate distance to facility: 0.3 Mile

Courtyard by Marriott Los Angeles Pasadena/Old Town
180 N Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103
Approximate distance to facility:  0.4 Miles

Breakfast, Lunch & Snack Breaks

Your host will provide a light continental breakfast and afternoon snack break each day. Lunch each day will be on your own.


Attire is business casual with an emphasis on casual. Room temperatures may vary; layers are encouraged.

Technical Assistance

Internet access will be available upon arrival to facility. Attendees will have access to the WiFi network and a password will be required and provided at the registration table. If you wish to use a laptop to take notes, please have your computer fully charged and consider bringing a back-up battery, as there are not enough outlets in the room for individual use. Staff on-site will not be available to provide any electrical cords or technological assistance.


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Please provide ATIXA with advance notice of any accommodation request, including parking, interpretation services, all-gender bathrooms, lactation room, etc. Specify in your correspondence the location of the training you are attending.


ATIXA’s policies provide guidance on cancellations, substitutions, credits, and more.

*Although a registration deadline is outlined above, it is possible that the training may reach capacity before that date. If this happens, registration will be closed earlier than scheduled. Please have registration confirmed before making travel and lodging accommodations.