Members agree to abide by the association Code of Ethics
All members of the association agree to abide by the association's Code of Ethics. Any member who does not abide by the Code of Ethics may be suspended, removed from membership, or otherwise disciplined by a majority of voting members.
- No financial gain to members
Association members, member representatives, businesses, families and associates shall not receive any remuneration as the result of membership in the association
- Acting on behalf of the association
Members or member designees shall not act on behalf of the association without prior approval of the Board of Directors.
- Felony conviction/disciplinary action
Members may be suspended or removed from membership based on a felony conviction or significant or major disciplinary action by their home state.
- Endorsement on behalf of the association
Members or member designees shall not endorse or suggest that the association has endorsed, certified or approved any goods, services, program, legislation, etc., without the prior approval of the Board of Directors.
- Accepting gifts
Members shall not accept any gift(s) or item(s), with the exception of mementos or souvenirs, that exceed $50 in aggregate retail value in any one calendar year from any person, agency, company, entity, association or organization, etc. comprised of private or regulated entities.
- Conduct unbecoming to the association
Any member whose actions are detrimental to, or reflect poorly upon, the association may be suspended, removed from membership, or otherwise disciplined by a majority of voting members.