5. We take ethics extremely seriously. Our goal is simple: To hold the integrity of NII certifications and its card holders to the highest standards. In addition to signing a non-disclosure agreement, those seeking certification must acknowledge the rules of their certification and its ethics with an attestation form.
We continually educate our members and certification holders on how to avoid ethics violations, from cheating on an exam to misrepresenting their level of certification. Keeping NIII certification card holders honest and transparent is imperative for public and industry safety.
In the unfortunate event of an ethics violation, we use independent committees, separate from the board of directors, to investigate any complaints received. Consequences of ethics violations can range from loss of job, damage to personal reputation, loss of certification, or banishment from receiving future NII certifications.
Our ethics standards are core to our program. We acknowledge the effort certified professionals have applied to achieve NII certification — and the damage done to your reputation and NII’s if these standards are not met.