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.
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