An appeal is a request for review of a decision to grant or deny certification by the Commission. An appeal may be made on the grounds that the decision conflicted with certification program applicant evaluation procedures or on other grounds to include, but not limited to:
If an applicant wishes to appeal the decision of the Commission, the applicant must request an appeal in writing via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org within 60 calendar days of being notified of the Commission’s decision. The following materials are to be enclosed with the letter requesting an appeal:
Upon receipt of a request for an appeal, the following actions will be taken:
Appellants will bear all costs and expenses associated with their appeal of a Commission decision.
IAEM Legal Counsel will support the work of the Appeals Panel, the Commission, and the Association, as necessary.
All Appeals will be tracked on the appropriate bi-monthly review tracking form. The notes column of the tracking form will record any actions undertaken to resolve the appeal.
If a corrective action is identified during the appeals process, Commission staff will work with the Certification Commission Chair to implement an improvement plan and document the action to the Commission.
Submission, investigation, and decision on appeals shall not result in any discriminatory actions against the appellant.