NAIFA requires its members to sign and adhere to a Code of Ethics as a condition of membership and designation. This code helps NAIFA members maintain professionalism and ethical standards as they provide services to clients, and as they deal with their colleagues and the public. Adhering to the Code demonstrates a voluntary commitment to ethical actions above and beyond the requirements of law.
Ethical behavior includes practices such as:
Safeguarding confidential information.
Rendering impartial, independent advice.
Accepting only those client engagements they are qualified to perform.
Agreeing with the client in advance on the basis for professional charges.
Developing realistic and practical solutions to client problems.
The Professional Standards Committee enforces the Code by investigating complaints of violations and by taking disciplinary action, including revoking the designation of any member who is found guilty of a Code violation.
To report a claim of misconduct, click here.
To read the NAIFA Code of Ethics in its entirety, click here.
To learn more about the Bylaws and Standing Rules, click here.
To understand your responsibility as a member, click here.