Racial Justice Certification

About the Racial Justice Institute Certification Program
The Racial Justice Certification Program provides participants with a comprehensive, two-day, innovative and interactive series of workshops. Workshops are designed and delivered to assist participants in building a racial justice plan that supports and sustains policies, practices, systems, and structures that advance racial equity. Included in the outcomes of the certification program is not only to inform participants but also, prepare and position participants to serve as racial justice leaders.

We encourage engaging in racial justice trainings prior to the certification program. Additionally, antiracism trainings are encouraged. Racial justice is the result of antiracism work; therefore, having a conceptual framework of antiracism is important.

Racial & Social Justice Certified Professional - RSJ-CP
Day 1

The RSJ-Certified Professional (RSJ-CP) empowers you to champion racial and social justice (RSJ) in the workplace. This entry-level program, achievable through training or an exam, equips you with the knowledge to identify racial barriers, understand core RSJ concepts, and contribute to impactful RSJ initiatives within your organization. Earning the RSJ-CP demonstrates your commitment to building a more just and equitable world.

In Pursuit of Racial Justice

Module 1: Understanding Complex Concepts: The Path to Racial Justice
Module 2: Identifying the Right Racial Justice Strategies

Understanding Systemic & Institutional Racism

Module 1: The Framing and Counterframing of Race
Module 2: Confronting & Deconstructing Systemic & Institutional Racism
Module 3: The Racial Justice Audit

Racial Justice Capacity Building

Module 1: Building the Racial Justice Capacity Building Plan
Module 2: From Individual to Institutional: Allyship, Advocacy, & Action
Module 3: The Racial Justice Communication Plan: Securing Buy-in & Support

Racial & Social Justice Certified Professional - RSJ-SCP
Day 2

RSJ-Senior Certified Professional (RSJ-SCP) equips you for leadership in racial and social justice (RSJ). This mid-level credential signifies your ability to design and implement impactful RSJ programs, fostering cultural competency, dismantling systemic barriers, and championing a more just and equitable world.

Leading Justice Based Organizational Change

Module 1: Leading Race-Based Transformational Change
Module 2: Empowering Others to Lead: Creating and Maintaining Racial Justice

Racial Justice is Social Justice

Module 1: Addressing Inequity: Transforming the Workplace & Impacting Communities
Module 2: Racial Justice is Justice for All

Racial Justice Capstone

Prior to, and throughout the certification, participants will receive an assignment designed to assist participants in developing a racial justice plan that best meets the needs of their institution. Individuals who choose to go continue on to the capstone have the opportunity to submit items to a team of reviewers to provide strategic feedback.

Racial Justice Certified

Certified Anti-Racism Advocate
With the current socio political climate in America today, recent demands for antiracism and racial justice have gained national and worldwide momentum. Antiracism is the active process of identifying, addressing, or eliminating policies, practices, procedures, systems, structures, traditions, and norms that advance or maintain oppressive barriers for historically minoritized and marginalized individuals and communities. An advocate is one who publicly supports a cause and pushes for change. A Certified Anti-Racism Advocate is one who is committed to educating oneself and others about oppression, discrimination, privilege and antiracism initiatives that combat those things. These people are commited to antiracism on a personal level and understand that it is critical to advancing and maintaining equity for all. The certificate program will engage participants in:

  • Understanding the complex concept of antiracism and various forms of antiracism
  • How to effectively advocate for and begin antiracism initiatives in the various industries one is involved in
  • Recognizing initiatives that place the burden on the individual rather than the institution (unconscious bias versus systemic bias)
  • The business case for antiracism
  • Understanding how antiracism benefits all members of society

Racial Justice Institute Certification

RJI – Racial Justice Institute provides certification for professionals.

1) RJI-Certified Professional – RJI – CP:

Description: The RJI-Certified Professional (RJI-CP) designation signifies an individual’s deep understanding and advanced skills in dismantling racism and promoting racial justice.

Requirements: To become an RJI-Certified Professional (RJI-CP), individuals must successfully complete a Racial Justice Institute training program that equips them with the knowledge and skills to analyze racism, develop anti-racist strategies, facilitate conversations on race, and advocate for racial justice policies.

2) RJI-Senior Certified Professional – RJI – SCP:

Description: The RJI-Senior Certified Professional (RJI-SCP) credential signifies a higher level of expertise in racial justice compared to the RJI-CP. RJI-SCPs likely possess not only advanced knowledge but also demonstrably applied experience, leadership qualities, and the ability to develop and implement comprehensive racial justice strategies, making them highly accomplished and impactful contributors to racial equity efforts.

Requirements: To qualify for the RJI-Senior Certified Professional (RJI-SCP) designation, individuals likely need to possess both the RJI-Certified Professional (RJI-CP) credential and demonstrably relevant experience applying racial justice knowledge and skills in professional settings. Specific requirements may include a minimum number of years of experience, successful completion of an advanced RJI training program focused on leadership and strategic implementation, and potentially references or portfolio submissions showcasing past achievements in racial justice work.

These certifications provide a structured framework for professionals to showcase their expertise and commitment to dismantling racism and promoting racial justice. The progression from RJI-CP to RJI-SCP signifies an individual’s growth and mastery in the field of racial justice work.

We would love to have your participation, please use this link to sign up for certification.