If you wish to file an ethics complaint against a certified professional or a person seeking DCB certification, you must thoroughly complete the DCB Ethical Complaint Form.  This form is available on the DCB website or a copy can by mailed to you. 
 
The fully completed complaint form should be mailed in an envelope marked “Confidential” to:
 
Ethics Committee
Attention:  Executive Director
DE Certification Board
298 S. Progress Ave.
Harrisburg, PA 17109
 
Helpful points to remember:
 
  • The Executive Director of DCB can answer any questions you might have related to the ethical complaint process.
  • Individuals certified by DCB are subject to the DCB Code of Ethical Conduct as well as those individuals who have made application for a credential beginning at the date of application for a credential.
  • Verbal complaints and anonymous action complaints will not be considered for investigation with the exception of publicly available information (i.e. newspaper articles, court records, etc.).
  • A certified professional shall promptly alert a colleague informally to potentially unethical behavior so said colleague could take correction action.
  • A certified professional shall report any uncorrected violation of the DCB Code of Ethical Conduct within 90 days of the alleged violation.
  • Non-DCB certified persons wishing to file a complaint must do so within four years from the date the offense occurred.
  • Once the complaint has been filed, the DCB Executive Director may, at his/her discretion, proceed with an investigation even if the complainant subsequently requests that the complaint be withdrawn.
 
For additional information, please contact the DCB Executive Director at 717-540-4456, extension 103.

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