As an ACE-certified Professional, I am guided by the American
Council on Exercise's principles of professional conduct whether I am working with clients, the public or other health and
fitness professionals. I promise to:
- Provide safe and effective instruction.
- Provide equal and fair treatment to all clients.
- Stay up-to-date on the latest health and physical
activity research and understand its practical application.
- Maintain current CPR certification and knowledge
of first-aid services.
- Comply with all applicable business, employment
and intellectual property laws.
- Protect and enhance the public's image of the
health and fitness industry.
- Maintain the confidentiality of all client
- Refer clients to more qualified fitness, medical
or health professionals when appropriate.
ACE Professional Practices and Disciplinary Procedures
The professional practices and disciplinary procedures
of the American Council on ExerciseŽ (ACE) are intended to assist and inform certificants, candidates for certification and
the public of the ACE Application and Certification Standards relative to professional conduct and disciplinary procedures.
ACE may revoke or otherwise take action with regard to the application or certification of an individual in the case of:
Ineligibility for certification.
Irregularity in connection with any
Unauthorized possession, use, access,
or distribution of certification examinations, score reports, trademarks, logos, written materials, answer sheets, certificates,
certificant or applicant files, or other confidential or proprietary ACE documents or materials (registered or otherwise).
Material misrepresentation or fraud
in any statement to ACE or to the public, including but not limited to statements made to assist the applicant, certificant,
or another to apply for, obtain, or retain certification.
Any physical, mental, or emotional condition
of either temporary or permanent nature, including, but not limited to, substance abuse, which impairs or has the potential
to impair competent and objective professional performance.
Negligent and/or intentional misconduct
in professional work, including, but not limited to, physical or emotional abuse, disregard for safety, or the unauthorized
release of confidential information.
The timely conviction, plea of guilty,
or plea of nolo contendere in connection with a felony or misdemeanor, which is directly related to public health and/or fitness
instruction or education, which impairs competent and objective professional performance. These include, but are not limited
to, rape, sexual abuse of a client, actual or threatened use of a weapon of violence, the prohibited sale, distribution, or
possession with intent to distribute, of a controlled substance.
Failure to meet the requirements for
certification or recertification.
ACE has developed a three-tiered disciplinary process
of review, hearing and appeals to ensure fair and unbiased examination of alleged violation(s) of the Application and Certification
Standards in order to (1) determine the merit of allegations; and (2) impose appropriate sanctions as necessary to protect
the public and the integrity of the certification process.