Online Participant Orientation


All J-1 Exchange Visitor Program participants sponsored by the Council for Global Immigration are required to complete the online pre-arrival orientation prior to the start of their J-1 Trainee or Intern P​rogram.

Participants ​access the orientation via the email link sent by CFGI to the applicable host organization contacts once the program has been sponsored.  If a participant does not receive the link from their host organization, it can be requested by emailing

Below are the steps for completing the participant orientation:

Step 1:  Create the user account via the link provided to the applicable host organization contacts

Step 2:  User will receive a registration confirmation email that will include link to online course player

Step 3:  Login to course player and select the orientation course

Step 4:  View orientation & complete post-test

Step 5:  Access and save certificate of achievement showing completion of orientation course. ​This can be done by the following:​

  • Click on the menu tab on the top left corner
  • Under the "Learn" option, select "My Activities"
  • Select "Courses" from the menu on the left side
  • On the J-1 Participant Orientation option on the course list, click on the ribbon icon on the far right side of the listing
  • Click "Save" on the screen prompt.  Certificate wil​l open as a PDF
  • Save a copy of the PDF form.

A copy of the certificate of achievement must be provided to CFGI with your other arrival verification documents.  Arrival verification documents can be sent via email to

If you have issues or questions about the orientation, please contact CFGI's J-1 Visa team via email at or via phone during normal business hours at 703-535-6365.​

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