31.03.15.04

.04 Prohibited Use of Certification or Professional Designation.

The prohibited use of a certification or professional designation includes the following:

A. Use of certification or professional designation by a person who has not actually earned or is ineligible to use the certification or designation;

B. Use of nonexistent or self-conferred certification or professional designation;

C. Use of certification or professional designation that indicates a level of occupational qualifications obtained through education, training, or experience that the user does not have; and

D. Use of a certification or professional designation that was obtained from a designating or certifying organization that:

(1) Is primarily engaged in the business of instruction in sales, marketing, or sales and marketing;

(2) Does not have reasonable standards or procedures for assuring the competency of its designees or certificate holders;

(3) Does not have reasonable standards or procedures for monitoring and disciplining it designees or certificate holders for improper or unethical conduct; or

(4) Does not have reasonable continuing education requirements for its designees or certificate holders in order to maintain the designation or certification.