The CII promotes standards and competence and has a duty to
ensure that its members are qualified for the work they do and
observe the principles of best practice. The CII Disciplinary and
Appeals process aims to uphold the standards and reputation of the
To this aim every member of the CII has to abide by the Charter and
Bye-laws and Code of Ethics and
commits themselves to this when they join the institute. If found
to be in breach of the Charter and Bye-laws and/or Code of Ethics
or any other laws or regulatons of the Institute, members can be
face disciplinary proceedings. Students who fail to comply
with examination or assessment regulations may also face
disciplinary action. These proceedings are governed by the
CII Disciplinary Regulations and Disciplinary Procedure
As part of their compliance with the Code of Ethics, qualified
members are required to maintain their competence by completing
Continuing Professional Development and face
disciplinary action if they do not.
Disciplinary Regulations and Disciplinary Procedure Rules govern
the procedures of the Disciplinary and Appeal Panels and CII Case
Examiner. In certain circumstances, the Case Examiner is
authorised to agree the terms of a Consensual Order, including
santion, with a Respondent or impose sanctions on a Respondent in
lieu of a Disciplinary Hearing. In these instances, the
Respondent may decide not to agree to the terms of the Consensual
Order or appeal the sanctions imposed which will result in their
case being referred to Disciplinary Panel for determination.
The Regulations and Procedure Rules also set out a number of
sanctions which may be applied where a Responder is found guilty of
misconduct. These may include anything from a simple reprimand to
exclusion from examinations and membership.
The object of the disciplinary and appeal procedures is always a
positive one: to uphold the standards and reputation of the
More information about the disciplinary process can be found in
the Guide to Complaints
Disciplinary and appeal hearings are held in public except in
exceptional circumstances. Exceptional circumstances are determined
at the discretion of the Chair of Panel hearing the case or
Hearing dates are scheduled in advance although it is possible
that there will not be a hearing on all scheduled dates.
No dates are currently scheduled.
If you wish to attend a hearing, please advise the CII,
Legal and Secretariat department by contacting Maree.Hall@cii.co.uk
to make arrangements.
Where the Preliminary Screener (cases prior to May 2013),
Case Examiner or Disciplinary Panel has decided to publish details
of a disciplinary case ascribed (i.e. where an individual has been
named), every care has been taken to identify members/students
correctly. Please contact the CII if there is any doubt about the
identity of a member/student who may have been the subject of
disciplinary proceedings and in relation to whom a report has been
CII wishes to make clear that, unless the case reported
indicates otherwise, allegations and findings against
members/students do not implicate those members' or students'
employers in any way.