Multiple safeguards ensure the integrity of the CAPE and CTEA processes.
- In assigning Examiners and Judges to applicants, both the CAPE and CTEA Programs are careful to avoid real and perceived conflicts of interest.
- All Judges and Examiners are volunteers. Each Examiner and Judge signs a pledge to avoid both real and perceived conflicts of interest.
- CAPE and CTEA volunteers are encouraged to report any perceived ethical concerns to the CCE Ethics Chair, who will investigate and resolve issues.
- The CCE Board, the policy advisory group for the CAPE and CTEA Programs, meets quarterly and reviews the programs' performance, including any potential ethical concerns.
Sharing of information varies by program:
- CAPE: Only CAPE Examiners review applications and only CAPE Judges recommend Award recipients. All information about Award applicants is held in strictest confidence. Only the names of recipients are released to the public, after permission is granted by the applicant.
- CTEA: Applicants sign a Release Authorization Form to share their application information when the application is submitted.
For further information, you may review the CAPE Examiner Code of Conduct and the CTEA Board of Judges' Conflict of Interest Statement (page 4 of the CTEA Judge Application).
Contact the CCE Ethics Chair