The CEM Commission requires all candidates for and those awarded the CEM/AEM certification(s) to at all times maintain the highest standards of academic and professional integrity. IAEM considers academic and professional integrity to be an essential component to the emergency management profession. A violation of professional integrity is any action or attempted action that may result in creating an unfair advantage for the candidate. The CEM Commission considers violations of these standards to include, but not limited to, the following:
Plagiarism: Taking of information, thoughts or ideas that came from another person, source, expression or publication and using that information to represent one’s original work or idea.
Cheating: The act of lying, deceiving or engaging in fraud to create an unfair advantage that allows one to gain leverage at the expense of others.
Misrepresentation of Credentials: Any statements claimed and documents submitted by a candidate must be true and accurate to the best of the candidate’s ability and reflects the candidate’s work. Deliberately making false statements or submitting false documents is considered a misrepresentation of credentials.
Theft or Damage of Property: Theft or damage of property is defined as the removal of property without the express consent of the owner or author.
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