We assign a dedicated Professional Standards Scheme Manager to every association we work with. This partnership approach to regulation allows us to work with associations to:
In order to maintain a Professional Standards Scheme, associations must participate in ongoing compliance and professional standards improvement programs, and submit detailed annual reports on these programs to us.
If an association doesn’t meet its obligations under professional standards legislation, the Professional Standards Councils can issue warnings, seek fines through the courts, or consider revoking the association’s Professional Standards Scheme.
The Councils meet regularly to oversee associations’ compliance with their legislative obligations, review and assess applications, and approve new or amended Professional Standards Schemes.