Services provided by members are provided independently of the ADFP and are completely the member’s responsibility. Implying otherwise is a serious offense and grounds for membership termination.
Misrepresentation of ADFP accreditation by a Member is grounds for censure and permanent disbarment from membership.
The following conduct is unacceptable and will always bar an individual from membership:
- Felony conviction for theft, embezzlement or other financially-based crimes.
- Felony conviction for tax fraud or other tax-related crimes.
- Revocation or suspension of a financial or professional (e.g. registered securities representative, broker/dealer, insurance, accountant, investment adviser, financial planner, real estate, law) license, unless the revocation is administrative in nature, i.e. the result of the individual determining not to renew the license by not paying the required fees.
- Felony conviction for any violent crime or non-violent crimes such as perjury.