CODE OF ETHICS
Applicant Ethics Representation and Agreements
PEARL certification is a professional certification designed to distinguish those technicians that have the knowledge, skills and experience required to perform the reconditioning work of our industry from those who do not. It also recognizes those companies within the industry that strive to create an environment and provide services that create a marketable distinction in quality, safety, and integrity for PEARL members in the eyes of their customers.
Code of Ethics
The purpose of the Code of Ethics is to ensure industry confidence in the integrity and service of PEARL member companies while performing their duties. Additionally, it is intended to reflect the standards and behavior that PEARL certificate-holders and applicants expect of each other as they perform their work meeting strict technical, safety, and operational requirements that reaffirm the value of holding a PEARL technical certificate. PEARL-certified technicians recognize the services they render have a significant impact on the clients and industry they serve. As they perform their duties, PEARL technical certificate-holders and applicants are expected to meet the following standards of professional conduct and ethics:
- To protect themselves, their coworkers, property, and the environment by performing the Essential Duties of the PEARL-certified vocation safely and effectively, and complying with all applicable federal, state, and local regulations.
- To represent themselves truthfully and honestly when performing their duties and throughout the entire certification process.
- Undertake only those assignments for which they are competent by way of their education, training, and experience.
- To adhere to all examination rules and make no attempt to complete the exam dishonestly or to assist any other person in doing so.
- To refrain from activities that may jeopardize the integrity of the PEARL Technical Certification program.
- Have due regard for the physical environment and for public safety, health, and well being. If their judgment is overruled under circumstances where the safety, health, property, or welfare of the public may be endangered, they shall notify their employer, client, and such other authority as may be appropriate. An employee shall initially express those concerns to the employer.
- Admit and accept their own errors when proven wrong and never distort nor alter the facts in an attempt to justify their decisions.
- Avoid conflicts of interest whenever possible. When unavoidable, they shall disclose to their employer or client, in writing, any action that might create the appearance of a conflict of interest.
- Avoid receiving and granting bribery in all its forms.
- Strive to maintain their proficiency by updating their technical knowledge and skills within the industry.
- Not reveal facts, data, or information obtained in connection with services rendered without prior consent of the client or employer except as authorized by law.