A 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.