CCO Code of Ethics
CCO has adopted a Code of Ethics that exemplifies the professional conduct that is expected of CCO-certified personnel and candidates for certification.
CCO's Code of Ethics is as follows:
In my occupation, I will conduct myself in a manner:
(i) So as to place the safety and welfare of others associated with my work above all other considerations,
(ii) So as to protect and preserve nearby general public property and the environment, and
(iii) So as to be free of bias with regard to religion, ethnicity, gender, age, national origin, and disability.
Furthermore, in connection with my work and in my dealings relating to CCO certification, I will:
(iv) Make management and appropriate personnel aware promptly if I have any safety concerns relating to the work that I am performing or with which I am involved;
(v) Not knowingly violate any safety-related regulations, warnings, or instructions set forth by OSHA, recognized safety standards, prevailing jurisdictions, or equipment manufacturers; and,
(vi) Not mislead, misrepresent or knowingly deceive others concerning my experience or the capabilities of myself or the equipment I am operating or with which I am working.
(vii) Not use my certification or evidence of certification in a misleading manner, or make claims regarding certification that go beyond the scope for which certification has been granted to me;
(viii) Not use my CCO certification in such a manner as to discredit CCO, and not make any statement regarding my certification which CCO considers misleading or unauthorized;
(ix) Discontinue the use of all claims to certification that contain any reference to CCO or CCO certification upon suspension or withdrawal of my certification, and I understand that I must return any cards or certificates issued by CCO immediately if required to do so; and,
(x) Not misrepresent or misuse any acronyms or logos, or any registered trademark or other intellectual property of CCO, including content subject to copyright or confidentiality.
In addition, in my dealings with CCO, I will:
(xi) Provide accurate and complete information and abide by CCO’s policies and procedures, including this Code of Ethics, as they may be updated from time to time;
(xii) Not act dishonestly or unfairly in order to gain an advantage, or to provide another with an advantage, in connection with any dealings with CCO; and,
(xiii) Cooperate fully and completely with any administrative inquiries or investigations by CCO.
CCO candidates and certificants who violate the Code of Ethics will be subject to action by the Ethics and Discipline Committee, or a similar panel, which may result in suspension or revocation of certification or other appropriate sanctions.
Code of Ethics Complaint Procedures