The Code of Conduct outlines the expectations for present and future certificants. NBCOT has the authority to investigate complaints and may take action where there is clear evidence that a present or future certificant has violated the Code of Conduct. Sanctions imposed may range from private reprimands to the permanent loss of certification or ineligibility to take the exam.
To file a complaint, complete the form and submit evidentiary documentation to support your allegation. A complaint cannot be made anonymously; the individual accused has the right to know the nature of the complaint and the identity of the person who filed it.
Valid complaints are investigated and may take six to nine months, or longer, to conclude. Investigative findings are reviewed for possible disciplinary action according to the Procedures for the Enforcement of the Code of Conduct. NBCOT acts fairly in carrying out its responsibilities to the public and protecting the rights of accused individuals.
Final actions are published in the NBCOT Disciplinary Action Summary and are available to all interested parties, including employers, state regulatory agencies, and the general public.
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