Virtual Basic Immigration Law Training

Monday, 11 January 2021 12:00 AM - Friday, 19 February 2021 11:55 PM [EST]

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NonProfit Partial Approval - $375.00

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Monday, 11 January 2021 12:00 AM - Friday, 19 February 2021 11:55 PM [EST]



World Relief is pleased to offer a six-week virtual basic immigration law training. The training will be conducted using the curriculum of the Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC). This course will help to provide the necessary training component for individuals who wish to apply for accreditation from the Department of Justice (DOJ - formerly known as BIA recognition and accreditation). DOJ recognition and accreditation allows non-attorneys working at non-profit organizations to practice immigration law. The course will touch on all areas of immigration law and practice focusing on topics most relevant to those serving and representing low-income immigrants.

Due to the requirements of the recognition and accreditation application process, we recommend that only individuals with U.S. citizenship, lawful permanent residence, or other long-term immigration status apply for this training.  If you have questions, please contact Sarah Bankard at

Additional requirements for applying for Department of Justice (DOJ) recognition and accreditation will be discussed during the training week. Participants who pass the take-home test will receive a certificate of completion from the Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC), the authors of the training curriculum. This will help participants in the process of obtaining DOJ recognition and accreditation.

This six-week intensive course will take place online from January 11th to February 19th. This course will include 4-6 hours of live training weekly and will require reading additional reading outside of classtime. All course assignments and the final exam must be submitted by March 5th.

Cost: For churches and other non-profits, the tuition cost is $375.00. You must be able to provide supporting information to show non-profit status. Private attorney/ legal professional tuition is $795.00. All students are still responsible for the cost of books (described below).

In order to simplify the registration process, there is not a separate application procedure.  However, the organizers retain the right to exclude from the training anyone whose intent and/or conduct appear to be contrary to the purposes of the training, and/or who interferes with a positive learning environment.  Be prepared to provide additional information or 501(c)(3) designation letter upon request. Exclusion from the training may occur at any time from registration through the end of the training. Appropriate refunds, if applicable, will be made.

Books:   The books used for this course are "A Guide for Immigration Advocates" published by the Immigrant Legal Resource Center. 

Each student must purchase a copy of the course textbook from the ILRC or use a recent edition in their possession. The book alone costs $310 with a discount code.  The book is available in either hard copy or PDF format. The combination of the hard copy book and PDF version costs $350

ILRC Publishing Ordering Instructions:

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  • Title: A Guide for Immigration Advocates, 22nd edition
  • Publications are shipped from ILRC's fulfillment vendor in Northern California. Due to COVID-19, order processing and shipping times are delayed. ILRC cannot guarantee arrival of your hardcopy shipment by the course start date.  
  • The default shipment method is UPS ground service.
  • It could take up to 5 weeks to receive your shipment if you order the print version of the publication. ILRC recommends that you either order the PDF option or book & PDF option to ensure that you have something to work from when the course begins.
  • If you place an order for the printed book only and later want to purchase the PDF, ILRC will have to charge the full price for the second order. This also holds true if you order the PDF only and later want to purchase the printed version. ILRC does not allow students to purchase the PDF or printed book after the initial order is placed at the price difference of $40; the full price of the PDF or printed book will be charged.  Please carefully consider your purchasing decision before placing your order. No exceptions will be made.
  • If you have any issues ordering, pleace contact ILRC at 415-321-8506 or email





March 5, 2021

A Guide for Immigration Advocates, 22nd edition - Book only = $310 + shipping


March 5, 2021

A Guide for Immigration Advocates, 22nd edition - PDF only = $310 + shipping


March 5, 2021

A Guide for Immigration Advocates, 22ndedition - Book & PDF = $350 + shipping