A. It is the responsibility of members to keep their contact information current with the ACPE office. ACPE and its representatives will exercise due diligence (certified mail, email, and phone) to inform a member when an action requires immediate attention. If after forty-five calendar days, service has not been acknowledged by the member to ACPE, the member’s credentials may be suspended. Restoration of credentials will be decided on a case-by-case basis according to the professional judgment of the ED, Chair of the Professional Ethics Commission, Chair of the Certification Commission, and a Board member. Notification of suspension will follow section XIV of this Manual.

B. A respondent who does not respond according to the time frame in a notice for information may be considered in default. The process may continue without the materials or input sought from the member. Default negates any rights of appeal of findings or sanctions in a case against the member.