Civil Rights Investigator Certification Course
Level One Training

April 27 & 28, 2020 in Oakland, CA
Hosted by Holy Names University


Early Bird Registration deadline is Friday, March 20, 2020.
Regular Registration deadline is Tuesday, April 21, 2020.

Questions? Contact ATIXA at 610-644-7858


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



Early Bird Registration Rates (Register by March 20, 2020)

Standard registration

$1,495.00 per individual attendee
$2,392.00 per district pair of attendees
$2,541.50 per district group of three attendees
$3,363.75 per district group of four attendees
$3,438.50 per district group of five attendees
$598.00 per person for any additional attendees

Member Registration

$1,345.50 per individual attendee
$2,152.80 per district pair of attendees
$2,287.35 per district group of three attendees
$3,027.38 per district group of four attendees
$3,094.65 per district group of five attendees
$538.20 per person for any additional attendees


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 newly published 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.

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.

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.


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.


Scott Lewis, a partner with The NCHERM Group and the Chief Officer for Response and Resolution for the Center for SafeSport. He is a co-founder and advisory board member of ATIXAand NaBITA (the National Behavioral Intervention Team Association). He has served as Special Advisor to Saint Mary’s, Associate Vice Provost at the University of South Carolina, and as a Student Conduct and Residence Life administrator at Texas A&M University. He also serves as faculty, teaching courses in Education, Law, Political Science, and Business. He works with the Department of Education’s Offices of Civil Rights and the Department of Justice’s Office of Violence Against Women as a trainer and consultant, training their staff and investigators. He was a consultant to the Office of the Vice President and the White House Task Force on issues of Sexual Misconduct and Title IX in schools and on campus. He works with and trains athletes, coaches, and administrators at all levels of intercollegiate and K-12 athletics, as well as with the USOC® and the NCAA® in the areas of sexual misconduct and gender equity in sport. He was honored to be asked to give a Ted Talk® for lay people on how to properly respond to victims of trauma.
*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
Holy Names University
Valley Center for the Performing Arts
3500 Mountain Boulevard, Oakland, CA 94619
Campus Map

Parking & Transportation

Parking will be provided adjacent to Valley Center for Performing Arts at 2500 Mountain Boulevard.
Campus Map


Oakland International Airport
1 Airport Dr, Oakland, CA 94621
Approximate distance to campus: 7 miles
Ground Transportation: Ride Sharing, Bart, Car Rentals

San Francisco International Airport
San Francisco, CA 94128
Approximate distance to campus: 27 miles
Ground Transportation: Ride Sharing, Bart, Car Rentals

Jack London Square Train Station
245 Second Street, Oakland, CA 94607
Approximate distance to campus: 8 miles

Emery Station
5885 Horton Street, Emeryville, CA 94608-2037
Approximate distance to campus: 8 miles


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.

Courtyard by Marriott Oakland Airport
350 Hegenberger Rd, Oakland, CA 94621
Approximate distance from campus: 4.7 miles

Executive Inn & Suites
1755 Embarcadero, Oakland, CA 94606
Approximate distance from campus: 3.7 miles

Breakfast, Lunch & Snack Breaks

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


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

Technical Assistance

Internet access might be available upon arrival to campus, please check back later to determine the on-campus network and a password. 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.