Certified Arizona Home Inspector Phoenix AZ

R4-30-301. Code of Professional Conduct for Arizona Home Inspectors

All registrants shall comply with the following rules of professional conduct:

1. A registrant shall not submit any materially false statements or fail to disclose any material facts requested in connection with an application for registration, certification, or subpoena.

2. A registrant shall not engage in fraud, deceit, misrepresentation or concealment of material facts in advertising, soliciting, or providing professional services to members of the public.

3. A registrant shall not knowingly commit bribery of a public servant as proscribed in A.R.S. 13-2602, knowingly commit commercial bribery as proscribed in A.R.S. 13-2605, or violate any federal statute concerning bribery.

4. A registrant shall comply with state, municipal, and county laws, codes, ordinances, and regulations pertaining to the registrants area of practice.

5. A registrant shall not violate any state or federal criminal statute involving dishonesty, fraud, misrepresentation, embezzlement, theft, forgery, perjury, bribery, or breach of fiduciary duty, if the violation is reasonably related to the registrants area of practice.

6. A registrant shall apply the technical knowledge and skill that would be applied by other qualified registrants who practice the same profession in the same area and at the same time.

7. A registrant shall not accept an assignment if the duty to a client or the public would conflict with the registrants personal interest or the interest of another client without full disclosure of all material facts of the conflict to each person who might be related to or affected by the project or engagement in question.

8. A registrant shall not accept compensation for services related to the same project or professional engagement from more than one party without making full disclosure to all parties and obtaining the express written consent of all parties involved.

9. A registrant shall make full disclosure to all parties concerning:

a. Any transaction involving payments to any person for the purpose of securing a contract, assignment, or engagement, except for actual and substantial technical assistance in preparing the proposal; or

b. Any monetary, financial, or beneficial interest the registrant may hold in a contracting firm or other entity providing goods or services, other than the registrants professional services, to a project or engagement.

10. A registrant shall not solicit, receive, or accept compensation from material, equipment, or other product or services suppliers for specifying or endorsing their products, goods or services to any client or other person without full written disclosure to all parties.

11. If a registrants professional judgment is overruled or not adhered to under circumstances where a serious threat to the public health, safety, or welfare may result, the registrant shall immediately notify the responsible party, appropriate building official, or agency, and the Board of the specific nature of the public threat.

12. If called upon or employed as an arbitrator to interpret contracts, to judge contract performance, or to perform any other arbitration duties, the registrant shall render decisions impartially and without bias to any party.

13. To the extent applicable to the professional engagement, a registrant shall conduct a land survey engagement in accordance with the April 12, 2001 Arizona Professional Lands Surveyors Association (APLS) Arizona Boundary Survey Minimum Standards, as adopted by the Board on June 15, 2001, the provisions of which are incorporated in this subsection by reference and on file with the Office of the Secretary of State. This incorporation by reference does not include any later amendments or editions.

14. A registrant shall comply with any subpoena issued by the Board or its designated administrative law judge.

15. A registrant shall update the registrants address and telephone number of record with the Board within 30 days of the date of any change.

16. A registrant shall not sign, stamp, or seal any professional documents not prepared by the registrant or a bona fide employee.

17. Except as provided in subsections (18) and (19), a registrant shall not accept any professional engagement or assignment outside the registrants professional registration category unless:

a. The registrant is qualified by education, technical knowledge, or experience to perform the work; and

b. The work is exempt under A.R.S. 32-143.

18. A registered professional engineer may accept professional engagements or assignments in branches of engineering other than that branch in which the registrant has demonstrated proficiency by registration but only if the registrant has the education, technical knowledge, or experience to perform such engagements or assignments.

19. Except as otherwise provided by law, a registrant may act as the prime professional for a given project and select collaborating professionals; however, the registrant shall perform only those professional services for which the registrant is qualified by registration to perform and shall seal and sign only the work prepared by the registrant or by the registrants bona fide employee.

20. A registrant who is designated as a responsible registrant shall be responsible for the firm or corporation. The Board may impose disciplinary action on the responsible registrant for any violation of Board statutes or rules that is committed by a non-registrant employee, firm, or corporation.