certified International Mobility Officer

Each country has a system of legal and administrative compliance requirements of its own.
This challenges the HR International Mobility (HR IM) Officer to deal with the requirements of both home and host country in an international context. It's a hazardous job because of the complexity and the risks of noncompliancy and assignment failure which lead to high costs and damages, not only in money. Also emotional, corporate image and personal reputation damage are at stake. And although there will be providers around to take over some or even all tasks, this doesn´t waiver the employer´s ultimate responsibility and liability for damage.

We've learnt from the past that what the HR IM Officer needs to bring an international assignment to a good ending is a network of peers and skills to find reliable information/ service providers
and manage them efficiently, but above all, knowledge of how national systems relate to each other in an international context. Knowledge is the key to being in control !
First step to obtain this knowledge is
full understanding of one system and how this system works in an international environment. This is the necessary stepping stone to read other systems and detect hazards timely.

The Expatise Academy provides this first step towards being an all-round HR International Mobility Professional in an intensive post-graduate training course "International Mobility & Compliance". This course is aimed at HR professionals responsible for cross-border mobility with a special focus on Dutch international legal and administrative compliance regulations and offers furthermore access to a
network of peers, reliable information sources, trusted service providers.

The Expatise Blended, Adaptive Learning Concept

This approach combines traditional face-to-face classroom sessions with preparatory computer-based (e-learning) activities such as tests and webinars, resulting in an integrated, highly efficient learning experience. The adaptive element in the Expatise Concept secures learning tailored to individual learning needs, as indicated by the participant’s responses to questions and tasks.


The curriculum consists of seven modules including the following subjects: international HRM, Labour Law aspects of an international employment, Immigration issues, International Employment Tax, Cross border Social Security and Cost calculation. The course takes place over nine months (October-July) and consists of seven full day sessions (09.00 - 17.00), with an e-learning introduction. Participants who complete all the modules successfully will then take part in the final graduation project.


The course aims to gain knowledge in the field of HR International Mobility and develop skills to manage cross border deployment of staff efficiently, to use solution-focused applications independently, and to build up a network of peers to share experiences/ exchange information and work on solutions collaboratively.


Participants who complete the course successfully will be qualified as an ECInternational Mobility Advisor. This qualification allows membership of the Expatise Alumni Association for Qualified Professionals in the field of international labour mobility.


The Permanent Education (PE) curriculum to maintain the International Mobility Advisor (ECIMA) certification starts right after the basic training. The re-certification year begins upon obtaining the certification or the re-certification and extends up to the following 12 months. The PE curriculum consists of compulsory study activities and of self-chosen activities. Participants must obtain a minimum of 55 study points per PE year: 40 study points for compulsory study activities and 15 study points for the self-chosen activities. The Expatise Foundation is responsible for the registration of obtained PE points.


In-house HR/ P&O staff, salary administrators, service providers and civil servants who are operational involved with administering cross border deployment of staff to and from the Netherlands.


A team of 26 (!) acclaimed experts (all senior consultants) designated by consultancy firms and government organisations. Click here for more information.


Depending on the language skills of the participants the primary language will be English and/or Dutch.

Location/ dates

The location and dates of the face-to-face class room sessions will follow shortly.

Registration fees € 2,950 excl. BTW/ € 3.570, incl. BTW

for the full course, which consists of seven teaching days, e-learning tests and videolessons, 24/7 access to handbooks and  all ither learning content, a final assessment, certification & EC registration, membership of the Expatise Alumni Network:


What did your peers say:

"Very good course for as well starting as more experienced global mobility professionals."

"A very hands-on, relevant programme that teaches you to ask the right questions at the right time when dealing with global mobility."

"It's great to keep on being challenged on all my knowledgde and be able to add the knowledge to the gaps I see."