VCB regards its Code of Ethical Conduct and ethics process as the single greatest consumer protection measure within the credentialing process.  VCB is dedicated to the principle that individuals in the substance use field must conform their behavior to the highest standards of ethical practice.  To that end, the VCB has adopted a Code of Ethical Conduct which is applied to all professionals certified by or seeking certification from VCB.  VCB is committed to investigate and sanction those who breach this code.   
 
VCB Code of Ethical Conduct - all other credentials
 

This document contains the glossary of key terms used in the code, rules of conduct which professionals are required to observe, discussions of selected standards, and the disciplinary procedures that will be followed by VCB in investigating alleged violations of the rules.  The Code was updated in September 2014.

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If you are considering filing an ethics complaint against a certified professional or applicant for certification, please review these Guidelines for Filing an Ethics Complaint.

To file an ethical complaint with VCB, please download and complete the Ethical Complaint Form.

If you would like to ask an ethics question, please email VCB at info@vacertboard.org and include a daytime telephone number in the event we need to call you for clarification or additional information regarding your question.