Public Interest

The Certified Technicians and Technologists Association of Manitoba'smission is:

To Safeguard the Public Interest
By the Certification and Governance of our Professional Members in the Application of National Standards of Applied Science Technology.

CTTAM designations show that a member has met the strict national criteria for certification in their field. The Certified Applied Science Technologists Act of Manitoba ensures our Members are also accountable for public safety under the law.

As a self-regulating professional association, CTTAM ensures public safety with a responsibility to guarantee the qualifications of those holding CTTAM titles and protect against title misuse, and the ability to exercise disciplinary and legal action to ensure competence of CTTAM members.

If you have a concern about the conduct, behaviour or practice of a CTTAM member, please do not hesitate to contact CTTAM.

Although the provincial government remains ultimately responsible for public safety and well-being, it entrusts this responsibility to professional self-regulatory associations such as CTTAM.

CTTAM's ongoing commitment to protecting the public interest is evident in our activities which include:

  • providing certification to qualified Members
  • requiring all Members to uphold the Code of Ethics, to protect the public and the profession.
  • administering a complaint and discipline process
  • promoting professional development

CTTAM Code of Ethics

The purpose of the Code of Ethics is to give general statements of the principles of ethical conduct in order that the members of CTTAM may fulfil their duty to the public, the profession, and their fellow members.
The following Code of Ethics principles shall be construed as a general guide, and not as a denial of the existence of other duties equally imperative and other rights though not specifically mentioned. The members are bound by its provisions just as they are bound by the provisions of CTTAM by-laws and regulations.

Members of CTTAM shall:

  1. Hold paramount the safety, health and welfare of the public, the protection of the environment and the promotion of health and safety within the workplace.

  2. Undertake and accept responsibility for professional assignments only when qualified by training or experience.

  3. Provide an opinion on a professional subject only when it is founded upon adequate knowledge and honest conviction.

  4. Act with integrity towards clients or employers, maintain confidentiality and avoid a conflict of interest but, where such conflict arises, fully disclose the circumstances without delay to the employer or client.

  5. Uphold the principle of appropriate and adequate compensation for the performance of their work.

  6. Keep informed to maintain proficiency and competence, to advance the body of knowledge within their discipline and further opportunities for the professional development of their associates.

  7. Conduct themselves with fairness, courtesy and good faith towards clients, colleagues and others, give credit where it is due and accept, as well as give, honest and fair professional comment.

  8. Present clearly to employers and clients the possible consequences if professional decisio
    ns or judgements are overruled or disregarded.

  9. Report to the appropriate agencies any hazardous, illegal or unethical professional decisions or practices by fellow members or others.

  10. Promote public knowledge and appreciation of applied science technology and protect the association from misrepresentation and misunderstanding.
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