Membership Standards and Privacy & Terms

Membership Standards.  These Standards were last updated on May 9, 2022.

By ticking the box and becoming a member, an individual or organization certifies that they understand and agree to adhere to the critical constructs of TAICEP’s vision, mission, values, and goals as well as the TAICEP Membership Criteria and Statement of Ethics for a Credential Evaluation Professional.  TAICEP has the single purpose of supporting and serving the profession of international credential evaluation.  Members can be confident that their needs specific to credential evaluation will be considered and affirmed.

Please note that The TAICEP Membership Criteria and Statement of Ethics for a Credential Evaluation Professional articulates the general values and principles guiding the acceptable behaviors* of all TAICEP members.  It has as its primary goal to ensure a respectful and inclusive environment for all members, committee members and Board-members alike. The TAICEP Membership Criteria and Statement of Ethics for a Credential Evaluation Professional outlines the expected professional behavior and the avoidance of conflict of interest as well as commitment to the principles of diversity and transparency. It is the individual responsibility of each Person** to aspire to the highest possible standard, respecting the ethics and principles as outlined in the above-mentioned document.

By agreeing to these standards and assuming membership with TAICEP, a member agrees to abide by the Bylaws of the association including The TAICEP Membership Criteria and Statement of Ethics for a Credential Evaluation Professional in support of TAICEP’s vision, mission, and values. Under the Bylaws, TAICEP reserves the right to expel any Person that acts in breach of the membership criteria, Bylaws, Standing Rules, or decisions of the Association; infringes the intellectual property (including the logo) of the Association; or causes unreasonable damage to the Association. 

TAICEP members shall accept, follow and not be in conflict with TAICEP membership standards, values and ethics. As part of the membership application and in maintaining membership (including use of logo), the following criteria are in place:

  • The member and the member’s organization’s purpose, direction, and decision-making should not conflict with TAICEP’s Standards.” 
  • The member and the member’s organization respect the dignity and equality of all individuals, groups, and cultures.
  • The member and the member’s organization will not misguide “clients” with the sole purpose of their own advantage (or disadvantage of the clients involved).

TAICEP individual and or organizational membership can be revoked if an individual or organization engages in activities contrary to TAICEP’s Vision, Mission, Values and Goals Statement.  Membership in TAICEP is not a right.  If TAICEP in any way has doubts about prospective or active members meeting the above-mentioned criteria, the Association maintains the right to deny or revoke membership at its discretion. 

Termination of Membership

TAICEP Bylaws address termination of membership in Section 8. Termination of Membership.

TERMINATION OF MEMBERSHIP. After conducting an appropriate hearing, the Board of Directors by affirmative vote of two thirds of all board members, may expel a member for cause, including, but not limited to: (a) failing to comply with the purposes and standards of TAICEP; and (b) failing to maintain requirements for membership.

Termination of Membership includes but is not limited to revocation of the following member privileges:

  • Any certificate earned or partially earned while a member as well as removal of the individual’s name on the TAICEP website for a certificate. TAICEP requires those pursuing certificates be TAICEP members in good standing and not subject to disciplinary or membership revocation action.
  • Access to any membership resources, directories, and other information (e.g., digital doc providers, webinars, etc.).


*Behavior: Any action, communications or conduct in, and in response to, the TAICEP membership community.

**Person: an individual, an organization or legal entity – affiliated with the Association directly as a member, volunteer, chair, director, or Board member.

Deceit: dishonest behavior, concealing or misrepresenting the truth

Conflict of Interest: Conflict of interest is any situation in which an individual, alone or with an organization, who is in a position of trust within the TAICEP Association, has a competing professional or personal interest that is undisclosed or not in alignment with TAICEP standards.

Terms and Conditions (“Agreement”)  This Agreement was last modified on September 12, 2018.

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By accessing or using the Site in any manner, including, but not limited to, visiting or browsing the Site or contributing content or other materials to the Site, you agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions. Capitalized terms are defined in this Agreement.

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This privacy policy discloses the privacy practices for TAICEP. This privacy policy applies solely to information collected by this web site. It will notify you of the following:

  1. What personally identifiable information is collected from you through the web site, how it is used and with whom it may be shared.
  2. What choices are available to you regarding the use of your data.
  3. The security procedures in place to protect the misuse of your information.
  4. How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.

Information Collection, Use, and Sharing
We are the sole owners of the information collected on this site. We only have access to/collect information that you voluntarily give us via email or other direct contact from you.

We will use your information to respond to you, regarding the reason you contacted us. We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization, other than as necessary to fulfill your requests.

Unless you ask us not to, we may contact you via email in the future to tell you about new products or services, or changes to this privacy policy.

Membership information remains indefinitely in our database for historical and statistical purposes.  Should you desire, you may contact us at answers@taicep.org to request that your personal information be deleted after your membership has expired. 

Your Access to and Control Over Information
You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. You can do the following at any time by contacting us via the email address or phone number given on our website:

   • See what data we have about you, if any.

   • Change/correct any data we have about you.

   • Have us delete any data we have about you.

   • Express any concern you have about our use of your data.

We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline.

Wherever we collect sensitive information (such as credit card data), that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way.

While we use third-party providers who use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online (e.g. PayPal), we also protect your information offline. Only employees and authorized members who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, billing or customer service) are granted access to personally. identifiable information. The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.


Our Privacy Policy may change from time to time and all updates will be posted on this page.

If you feel that we are not abiding by this privacy policy, you should contact us immediately at answers@taicep.org.