Objectivity: ICFE Certificants shall strive to be as unbiased as
possible in providing advice to clients.
Confidentiality: ICFE Certificants shall keep all client data private
unless authorization is received from the client to share it. ICFE
Certificants shall treat all documents with care and take care when
disposing of them. Relationships with clients shall be kept private.
Competence: ICFE Certificants shall strive to maintain a high level of
knowledge and ability. Certificants shall maintain continuing education
to keep current and ICFE Certificants shall not provide advice in areas
where they are not capable.
Fairness & Suitability: Dealings with and recommendations to clients
will always be in the client’s best interests. ICFE Certificants put
their clients first.
Integrity & Honesty: ICFE Certificants will endeavor to always take the
high road and to be ever mindful of the potential for misunderstanding
that can occur in normal human interactions. ICFE Certificants will be
diligent to keep actions and reactions so far above board that a
thinking client, or other professional, would not doubt intentions. In
all actions, ICFE Certificants should be mindful that in addition to
serving our clients, we are engaged in the business of building a
profession and our actions should reflect this.
Regulatory Compliance: ICFE Certificants will strive to maintain
conformity with all applicable legal requirements.
Full Disclosure: ICFE Certificants shall fully describe their method of
compensation and potential conflicts of interest to clients and also
specify the total cost of investments.
Professionalism: ICFE Certificants shall conduct themselves in a way
that would be a credit to the ICFE at all times. ICFE Certification
involves integrity, honest treatment of clients, and treating people