NC-CME CODE OF CONDUCT
NC-CME Officers, Directors, Volunteers, and Staff shall:
- Conduct the business of the organization according to standards established by the Board of Directors, as described in the By-Laws and in this Code of Conduct.
Persons who sit for an NC-CME examination shall:
- Agree to maintain the confidentially of the examination content and never disclose examination content to others. Prohibited conduct includes disclosure of exam content; removal of exam materials from the examination room; copying by photography or electronically, use of audio recording equipment, or any other means that could be used to transfer the content to others.
- Attest to their identity as the registered examinee, and not represent anyone other than themselves in the taking of the exam.
- Attest that the work and selections made on the examination are theirs and theirs alone.
Certified CME Professionals (CCMEP) shall:
- Conduct their business and professional activities with honesty and integrity, and respect the inherent worth of all persons.
- Consistently maintain and improve professional knowledge and competence, striving for professional excellence through regular assessment of personal and professional strengths and weaknesses; and through continuous education and training.
- Represent their profession ethically and honorably.
- Conduct that is detrimental to the NC-CME certification program may result in revocation of CCMEP certification. Examples of detrimental conduct include but are not limited to dishonesty, misrepresentation of professional qualifications, and illegal acts leading to felony conviction.
- No certification shall be revoked unless the CCMEP concerned is notified by certified mail of the intent of NC-CME and has an opportunity for a hearing before the Standards Committee.
- Follow all policies, procedures, guidelines and requirements promulgated by the NC-CME, as published in the Candidates Handbook.
- Safeguard the confidentiality of all information proprietary to NC-CME.
- Represent their qualifications honestly, including educational achievements and professional affiliations.
- Refuse to discriminate against clients, employees, and job applicants.
- Refuse any gifts or benefits that are intended to influence a referral or decision.
- Avoid any interest, activity or influence that might be in conflict with the individual's obligation to act in the best interests of the public.