Charter Designation and Terms of Use

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Charter Designation Right of Use

Upon completing the course and passing the exam, the Board of Governors at Chartered Institute of Professional Certifications, the Advisory Board, Faculty and Curriculum Committee, will deem that you have satisfied all the examination and experience requirements, and will be duly admitted and license to use the charter and board certificate across your professional credentials. You will receive the following charter certificate upon meeting all requirements.

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You are required to abide by the following terms of use:

Trademark Usage Guide for Chartered Institute of Professional Certifications Charterholders

While you are a charterholder, as defined in the Chartered Institute Bylaws, you have the right to use the marks that was granted to you.


These marks are commonly referred to as the “Charter Marks.” They are recognized symbols of professionalism and integrity that distinguish charterholders from other professionals around the world.


The uses of our Charter Marks are governed by the Code of Ethics of the Standards of Professional Conduct and applicable laws. Our Charter Marks can only be used by charterholders who are dues paying members of Chartered Institute of Professional Certifications not subject to certain Professional Conduct violations and whose rights to use the designation have not been suspended or revoked.

Use of our Charter Marks signifies that you have earned the prestigious charter. It is important to use these marks properly and to be mindful of improper use or infringement.

To assist you, we developed the trademark usage guide below. Please consult and follow this guide when preparing business cards, letterhead, promotional literature, signage, and all other forms of printed, electronic, and written communications.

Trademark Usage Guide

The examples set forth here are intended to illustrate proper usage of the Chartered Marks. This is not an exhaustive list, nor is it an exhaustive discussion of your obligations, so if questions do arise please contact staff at Chartered by e-mail. You should also contact Chartered staff if you become aware of improper usage or infringement of any of the Chartered marks.

Use of the Certification Mark

- The certification mark may not be altered or modified in any way.


- The certification mark should be clearly printed in black ink on light colored backgrounds or may be reversed to white on dark colored backgrounds.


- All reproduction of the certification mark must be made from camera-ready artwork provided by us.


- The certification mark can be used to identify a group of individuals; however, each individual listed must be a current charterholder.


- The trademark notice does not have to appear on letterhead or business cards.


- The certification mark must not be used as part of a company name or logo.

 

- The certification mark should be placed in close proximity to the charterholder’s name. However, the certification mark should have enough clear space that it is not connected or a part of the charterholder’s personalization or degree. The certification mark shall not be confused with a company logo or placed in such close proximity to a company name or logo so as to give the reader the idea that the certification mark certifies the company.

Use of the Chartered Marks

The Chartered marks should be used in the text of magazine and newspaper articles, interviews, books, advertising, and in textual or verbal contexts where use of the certification mark is impossible or impractical. When these marks are used in these contexts or applications, charterholders should carefully advise reporters, authors, editors, publishers, and others as to the guidelines for proper usage.