Professional Development

DisabilityRecruiter© Certification

Gain Skills, CEUs and a DisabilityRecruiter© Certification ONLINE at your own pace and under the personal supervision of a Sierra Group consultant.

Disabled man talking to people at a business convention table.

The DisabilityRecruiter© Certification program is for you if you seek to gain more professional skills and learn to interview and onboard more candidates with disabilities at your organization.

Developed by disability service practitioners, for professional development by Recruiters, this online certification course will also earn you 18 CEUs for HRCI & more!


Enjoy our interactive, story-telling format.

Custom Tools

Implement our “best of” resource links, custom tracking and planning tools.

Attract and Accommodate Workers

Gain practical skills and motivate your own creativity through our examples of how to attract and accommodate workers with any type of disability.

Frequently Asked Questions

Eight online modules full of resources, videos, and skill building exercises take you from unsure to confident about finding, accommodating, and including workers with disabilities, including veterans.


  • ACCESSIBILITY I: Job Application Process
  • ACCESSIBILITY II: The Accommodation Process
  • COMPLIANCE: Overview of relevant mandates, rules, and laws: a non-lawyer’s primer
  • FIND THE TALENT: Tips, tricks, and sourcing ideas from experienced disability recruiters
  • INTERVIEW I: Important Do’s and Don’ts
  • INTERVIEW II: Practice interview sessions that involve applicants with disabilities

This program is for professionals involved in every level of the hiring, accommodation, and onboarding process.


  • Recruiters, Talent acquisition, staffing professionals
  • HR Professionals
  • Line managers and supervisors
  • Compliance and EEO professionals
  • Consultants in diversity
  • VR and education professionals

Our modules are accessed online on a rolling enrollment, which means you can start whenever you’re ready. Complete each module at your own pace. (Groups can train on a set schedule upon request.)
Certification is based on the Sierra Group’s award-winning, over 25 year history of experience in disability employment policy and procedure for business. As such, earning your DisabilityRecruiter© Certification communicates your expertise to employers, job prospects, and others involved in the recruiting process.


  • certification establishes personal topical experience
  • Certification establishes corporate commitment to hiring people with disabilities
  • Certification increases success in finding, onboarding, and accommodating a fully diverse workforce that includes Americans with disabilities, including veterans

The certification modules are video and audio based with handouts suitable for downloading. They are available online and on demand through a computer, or on-the-go via your smartphone or tablet device. The modules are compatible with Windows and Android and iOS mobile operating systems.
Should you not pass the criteria for certification, you have one year to continue to review the materials and retake the certification course requirements once you take your first certification exam class. After a year, your progress will not be valid for future classes and you will be required to start over again.
Practicums are assigned exercises that require you to do the actual work of a disability recruiter. They have a threefold aim: to get you acquainted with the unique processes of disability recruiting, to give you a chance to build skills not just increase learning, and to provide you with valuable resources you will use over and over again.
We don’t think it is likely, but if you do, we are here to help you. With registration you will be given information about The Sierra Group. We are only a phone call or an email away.
We collect your personal information including your name, address, and email address when you register. We use this information to track, verify, and inform you of your status. We do not share or sell any of your personal contact information.
Disability Inclusion and Certification

Increase INCLUSION and Follow ADA & OFCCP Compliance Standards

Since 1992, we have successfully accommodated more than 10,000 individual jobs across the nation while training and certifing 6500+ business professionals annually. These one to one accommodations and consultative corporate trainings have MOTIVATED A MOVEMENT that drives up employment of Americans with Disabilities for inclusion in each and every one of these workplaces!

Motivate a Movement toward greater inclusion as you Display your C.,D.R. Seal.

Certified Disability Recruiter Seal

Take This Training Course

The Sierra Group is a nationally acclaimed workplace consultancy that facilitates trainings to entice radical change in disability hiring practices.


Seeking Inclusion for Everyone Requiring Reasonable Accommodation


As a consultant for accessible technology and a user of screen readers myself, I highly recommend the course on DisabilityEtiquette© for Everyone to anyone looking to understand the big picture elements that surround the topic of disability and inclusion.

Suzanne, Consultant

Accessible Technology & AT User

The DisabilityEtiquette Course sets out an approachable degree of information that I wish, was taught to every college freshman studying Arts & Humanities, or HR! Memorable stories with grassroots appeal and resources I can use. The Digital Accessibility section was a bonus that I didn’t even expect!

Katie, Community and Officer Manager

Human Resources