All persons who sit for any SMRPCO examination shall:
- Agree to maintain the confidentiality of the examination content and to never disclose examination content to others. Prohibited conduct includes disclosure of exam content, removal of exam materials from the examination room, copying by photography, 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 subject examination are theirs and theirs alone.
Those examinees that pass a SMRPCO examination (hereafter known as Certificants):
- Pledge to represent their profession ethically and honorably. Conduct by a Certificant that is detrimental to the SMRPCO Certification program may result in revocation of said Certification. Examples of detrimental conduct include but are not limited to dishonesty, misrepresentation of professional qualifications, and certain illegal acts leading to felony conviction. Certificants have the right to appeal revocations of certification through due process as is described in the SMRPCO Policies and Procedures document.
- Represent their qualifications honestly, including their educational achievements and professional affiliations, and provide only those services which they are qualified to perform.
- Consistently maintain and improve professional knowledge and competence, striving for professional excellence through regular assessment of personal and professional strengths and weaknesses and through continued education training.
- Conduct their business and professional activities with honesty and integrity, and respect the inherent worth of all persons.
- Shall refuse to unjustly discriminate against clients.
- Safeguard the confidentiality of all client information, unless disclosure is required by law, court order, or is absolutely necessary for the protection of the public.
- Refrain, under all circumstances, from initiating or engaging in acts of moral turpitude.
- Avoid any interest, activity or influence which might be in conflict with the Certificant’s obligation to act in the best interests of the client or the profession.
- Refuse any gifts or benefits that are purely for personal gain and not for the good of the client and which are intended to influence a referral or decision.
- Follow all policies, procedures, guidelines and requirements promulgated by the SMRPCO.