Professional Standards

Professional Standards

job description


Members of the Professional Standards Committee serve on hearing panels, as required, and make recommendations to the Board of Directors on policy matters affecting the Professional Standards Committee, Grievance Committee, or any other matter related to member professionalism.


The Professional Standards Committee shall have at least 60 members. The members of the committee shall be appointed by the President, subject to confirmation by the Board of Directors, for a one (1) year term. The President of the Association will designate annually the Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson of each group.


Professional Standards Committee members may be called upon several times throughout the year to serve on a hearing panel.


To be eligible to serve on the Committee, members must complete annual professional standards training and must be an active board member for at least three (3) years prior to appointment and have served on the Grievance Committee for at least two (2) years. In the event there are not enough candidates who satisfy the criteria established, the President shall appoint members most closely fit the criteria established.


Candidates will apply via application. Upon application, invitation will be sent to attend required training. Selections will occur by the February meeting of the Board of Directors and notification of appointment will be made no later than March 1st of every year. Committee years are March 1st through February 28th (29th for leap years).


Hearing panel members hear matters of alleged ethical misconduct by board members or decide arbitrations when invoked. The hearing panel’s findings and recommendations for disciplinary action, if any, are forwarded to the Board of Directors for affirmation, rejection or modification.

*The Grievance Committee is governed by the Code of Ethics and Arbitration Manual and MIBOR’s COEAM Supplemental Policies.