Disclosure Policy

Proprietary Interest, Conflict of Interest, Dual Relationships

conflict of interest exists when an individual has the ability to control or influence the content of an educational activity and has a financial relationship with a commercial interest, the products or services of which are pertinent to the content of the educational activity.

Dual Relationships or Multiple Relationships refers to a situation where multiple roles exist between a Supervisor/Educator and a student. Examples of dual relationships are when the student is also a friend, family member, employee, or business associate of the Supervisor/Educator.

CPEI Supervisor/Educator will disclose to students’ personal interest in any products, devices, or materials that may be used in any CPEI Course.

CPE Supervisor/Educators will disclose to students the actual, perceived, and potential of conflict of interest or dual/multiple relationships.

The Communications Committee will ensure compliance with this policy in publicized materials.

The disclosure of propriety interests must be included in CPEI Student and Supervisor/Educator’s Handbook. 

Failure to comply will result in a review and action by CPEI’s Ethics and Compliance Committee for resolution.