Terms and Conditions

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE INITIATING YOUR APPLICATION. All users of International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (“IBCCES”) products and/or services agree that access to and use of this IBCCES site (the “Site”) are subject to the following terms and conditions (the “Terms and Conditions”).

IBCCES has developed these Terms and Conditions to ensure the highest level of professional responsibility and care for all students and/or clients. It is expected that people who receive an IBCCES certificate during the IBCCES credentialing process (hereafter, “Members”) will represent themselves appropriately and abide by the IBCCES Terms and Conditions. Violation of these Terms and Conditions may result in revocation of your credentials.

Financial
These Terms and Conditions are applicable to you upon you accessing the Site and/or initiating the registration process.
You agree that you will pay for all products and services you purchase from IBCCES, and that IBCCES may charge your payment method for any products purchased and for any additional amounts (including any late fees, as applicable) that may be accrued by your account with IBCCES (“Account”). YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE TIMELY PAYMENT OF ALL FEES AND FOR PROVIDING IBCCES WITH A VALID PAYMENT METHOD FOR PAYMENT OF ALL FEES.

Payment of a purchase order number is required to be implemented in our program. This ensures you have a seat reservation for the certification and exam.

If an applicant chooses to withdraw/cancel within 10 days of IBCCES receiving payment, then the applicant may be entitled to a partial refund, minus a $150 administration fee.

If an applicant was not approved by the board, then the applicant may be entitled to a partial refund, minus a $150 administration fee. Otherwise all sales are final.

Professional Responsibility
Members understand that the credential does not in any way provide permission to practice outside the scope of any Member’s professional license. IBCCES assumes no liability for the irresponsible practice or behavior of any Member. Members are expected to seek continuing education that will enhance the care and/or education for students and/or clients entrusted to their care. As a Member, you maintain your certification by staying current with continuing education requirements of 14 contact hours of approved training every 24 months. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) must meet the strict guidelines and approval of IBCCES.
Members only use appropriate therapy or educational techniques that are based on reliable and creditable research. Members will only use the provided credentials when they remain current and in good standing. Members will recognize if personal or health issues are having an adverse effect on the care of individuals and seek appropriate treatment as needed.

Members will maintain current and accurate records. Records will adhere to confidentiality rules and regulations. As a Member, you agree to take full responsibility for all your actions and decisions and in no way hold IBCCES or any of its affiliates responsible for the outcomes thereof. Members will maintain current records with IBCCES, notifying, in writing, of any changes to their status, name, or contact information within 15 days.

Nothing herein shall be construed to permit IBCCES to impair, limit, dictate or direct a Member’s professional judgment in the care of a Member’s patients.

Professional Competence and Integrity
Members will accept personal and professional responsibility for all actions. Members recognize the extent of their professional competence and training. Members will not engage in any activity outside of the scope of limitations set forth by their professional license. Members will recognize and acknowledge their limitations and not engage in a treatment, therapy, or activity outside of their professional training or comfort. As a Member, you acknowledge that IBCCES is not liable for your actions or results of your actions at any level and you accept full responsibility for acquiring and maintaining the necessary training to successfully complete your job. Members will not make guarantees on any specific treatment or approach, but may provide reasonably expected outcomes. Members will actively engage in increasing their level of knowledge and training in applicable treatment, care, and applicable strategies at a minimum of a biennial period.

Members will represent themselves in an honest and straightforward manner with clients, guardians, supervisors, colleagues, and IBCCES personnel. Fraudulent, deceit, misrepresentation, and illegal behavior are not tolerated by IBCCES and may constitute grounds for revocation of certification. Any behavior or actions of yourself or of another Member that would go against these Terms and Conditions should be immediately reported to us. Members must adhere to all local, regional, national, and professional laws and regulations which apply to their profession. Members will disclose any actions or behavior that may be construed as a conflict of interest.

Possessing an IBCCES credential does not insinuate in any way that you are an employee of IBCCES or have special clearance or authority beyond what is granted to you by your license, employer, or the institution in which you are working. Members may use the appropriate designation following their name only when the credentials are valid and up to date. Members may use the digital badge on digital and printed media when the certification remains valid and up to date. Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, an IBCCES credential in no way imparts on a Member any license or credential to practice any type of profession beyond what such Member is licensed to practice by the appropriate governing board applicable to such Member’s profession. Each Member must possess a valid and up-to-date license issued by the appropriate governing board applicable to such Member’s profession in order to practice such profession.

Client Rights and Autonomy
The individual student or client’s rights and dignity come first. Members will encourage an appropriate level of independence for the students and/or clients. Members will provide the most appropriate treatment or care for the individual. Members will apply the principles of “Primum non nocere,” which means, “First, do no harm.” Crisis Intervention Specialists will not provide any type of therapy, treatment, or strategy outside the scope of their training and licensure.

Members will maintain the confidentiality and privacy of the individual entrusted to their care, as further defined by legal and professional standards. Members will respect the autonomy of the individual in allowing an appropriate level of self-determination. Individual clients and/or students shall have the right to participate in decisions regarding their treatment and care. Any treatment or therapy will be based on best practice for the individual’s needs. Members will not engage in any type of harassment or abuse of an individual. Any observed or suspicion of harassment or abuse will be reported to appropriate authorities.

Community and Global Responsibility
Members strive to educate others in their community regarding the most appropriate strategies for special needs. Members share best practices with other professionals in order to increase the standard of care for all. Members do not permit the mistreatment of any individual student and/or client. Any observed mistreatment is reported to appropriate supervisors and/or authorities. Members will advocate for the inclusion of individuals with special needs in the community. Inclusion in an educational or treatment setting will be considered in the least restrictive setting possible for the individual’s needs. Members must stay current in their training and knowledge to provide the best possible care and treatment. Members will notify IBCCES if they observe any violation of the Terms and Conditions.

Certification Renewal, Expiration, or Revocation
As a Member, you acknowledge that your IBCCES credential is valid for a period of two (2) years from the date of purchase. On your renewal date, your certification will need to be renewed with your preferred form of payment.
Upon expiration or revocation of a credential, the usage of any IBCCES credential or digital badge will be immediately terminated.
Revocation of an IBCCES credential will be made by a final decision from the IBCCES Standards and Ethics Committee. There will be no refund provided in whole or part when a revocation is made by the Standards and Ethics Committee.

Ownership of Intellectual Property
For purposes of these Terms and Conditions, “Content” is defined as any information, communications, software, published works, photos, video, graphics, music, sounds, or other material that can be viewed by users on the Site, including, but not limited to, your IBCCES credential and digital badge (and any intellectual property rights related thereto), which is owned by IBCCES, its affiliates or licensors. By accepting these Terms and Conditions, you agree that all Content presented to you on this Site is protected by any and all intellectual property and/or other proprietary rights available within the United States, and is the sole property of IBCCES, its affiliates or licensors. Title to the Content remains with IBCCES, its licensors or affiliates, and all rights not expressly granted herein are reserved to IBCCES, its licensors or affiliates. Content and features are subject to change or termination without notice by IBCCES in its sole discretion.

Limited Right to Use Site Content
Except for exhibiting your IBCCES credentials or digital badge (while valid) in connection with your profession, you may not copy, reproduce, modify, republish, upload, post, transmit, or distribute any Content from this Site in any form or by any means whatsoever without prior written permission from IBCCES. Any unauthorized use of Content violates IBCCES’ intellectual property interests and could result in criminal or civil penalties. Any special rules for the use of certain software, videos and other items accessible on the Site may be included elsewhere within the Site and are incorporated into these Terms and Conditions by reference. Under no circumstances may you sell or license any of the Content.

Violation of Terms and Conditions
If you violate any of these Terms and Conditions, your permission to use the Site and Content automatically terminates and you must immediately destroy any copies you have made of any portion of the Content. You agree that IBCCES may, at its sole discretion, terminate or suspend your access to all or part of the Site with or without notice and for any reason, including, without limitation, breach of these Terms and Conditions. Any suspected fraudulent, abusive or illegal activity may be grounds for barring your access to this Site, and reporting you to the proper authorities, if necessary.

Passwords & Security
If you are required to register for an Account on the Site, you agree that you are responsible for maintaining the security and confidentiality of your password, and that you are fully responsible for all activities or charges that are incurred under your Account. Therefore, you must take reasonable steps to ensure that others do not gain access to your password and Account.

Liability of IBCCES
THE SITE AND THE CONTENT ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND THE USE OF THE SITE AND CONTENT IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. IBCCES, ITS LICENSORS, ITS AFFILIATES AND ITS SUPPLIERS, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE RELATED TO THE SITE AND THE CONTENT, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTIES’ RIGHTS, AND FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, IBCCES, ITS AFFILIATES, ITS LICENSORS, AND ITS SUPPLIERS MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES ABOUT THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, COMPLETENESS, CURRENTNESS, OR TIMELINESS OF THE CONTENT, SOFTWARE, VIDEOS, TEXT, GRAPHICS, LINKS, OR COMMUNICATIONS PROVIDED ON OR THROUGH THE USE OF THE SITE.

WHEN USING THE SITE, INFORMATION WILL BE TRANSMITTED OVER A MEDIUM THAT MAY BE BEYOND THE CONTROL AND JURISDICTION OF IBCCES AND ITS SUPPLIERS. ACCORDINGLY, IBCCES ASSUMES NO LIABILITY FOR OR RELATING TO THE DELAY, FAILURE, INTERRUPTION, OR CORRUPTION OF ANY DATA OR OTHER INFORMATION TRANSMITTED IN CONNECTION WITH USE OF THE SITE.

IN NO EVENT SHALL IBCCES, ITS LICENSORS, ITS SUPPLIERS, OR ANY THIRD PARTIES MENTIONED ON THE SITE BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, INCIDENTAL AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, PERSONAL INJURY/WRONGFUL DEATH, LOST PROFITS, OR DAMAGES RESULTING FROM LOST DATA OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) RESULTING FROM THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE OR THE CONTENT, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND REGARDLESS OF WHETHER IBCCES, ITS LICENSORS, ITS AFFILIATES, ITS SUPPLIERS, OR ANY THIRD PARTIES MENTIONED ON THE SITE ARE ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. ANY CLAIMS ARISING IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THE SITE, OR THE CONTENT MUST BE BROUGHT WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR OF THE DATE OF THE EVENT GIVING RISE TO SUCH ACTION OCCURRED. REMEDIES UNDER THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS ARE EXCLUSIVE AND ARE LIMITED TO THOSE EXPRESSLY PROVIDED FOR IN THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS.

Indemnity
You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold IBCCES, its members, managers, officers, employees, contractors, agents, licensors, affiliates and suppliers (“Indemnitees”), harmless from and against any and all claims, actions or demands, liabilities and settlements, including without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees, resulting from, or alleged to result from, your violation of these Terms and Conditions.

Governing Law and Venue
These Terms and Conditions are governed by the internal substantive laws of the State of Florida, without respect to its conflict of laws principles. If any provision of these Terms and Conditions is found to be invalid by any court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these Terms and Conditions, which shall remain in full force and effect. No waiver of any of these Terms and Conditions shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or condition or any other term or condition.

You expressly agree that exclusive venue for any dispute with the Indemnitees or in any way relating to your use of the Site will be in the courts in Duval County, Florida and you further agree and expressly consent to the exercise of personal jurisdiction in the courts of the State of Florida in connection with any such dispute.