ACPE is committed to maintaining high standards of ethical behavior in its programs and by its members. That commitment is evidenced in the first section of the ACPE Standards, Standard 100 Code of Professional Ethics for ACPE Members. The Association recognizes that complaints alleging infractions of the Code by members will be made from time to time by those who work with, are taught by and/or served by ACPE members. That reality necessitates a thorough, balanced and fair process for addressing allegations. This manual provides the guidelines that the Professional Ethics Commission or its designee uses adjudicating complaints alleging violation of the Code of Ethics (100 Standards).