NAPBIRT CODE OF ETHICS
Members of the National Association of Professional Band Instrument
Repair Technicians are required to conduct their professional practice
in a manner that will command the respect and confidence of clients,
suppliers, employers, fellow technicians, and the general public. To
this end the professional conduct of every member shall be governed by
the following code.
members shall conform to existing laws and regulations governing
business procedures and the practice of band instruments repair,
rejuvenation and maintenance in the state and community in which they
member may offer technical services to a client as a consultant,
specifier, or technician on the basis of a fee, salary, or commission,
provided that the professional services shall be performed in a manner
that is in the best interest of the client without sacrificing the
professional integrity of the member or the standards of the profession.
member will, prior to entering into an agreement with a client, clearly
determine and define with the client the scope and nature of the
services required and the method of compensation.
member shall not divulge privileged information without the consent of
member shall consider their financial responsibility as an obligation to
Members becoming involved in any community projects, designed to improve
the quality of band music, shall conduct themselves in a manner to
enhance the dignity of the profession and the Association.
member shall not, at any time, injure the reputation or business
relations of another professional technician.
member shall not, by using any deceitful, unfair, or unethical business
practice, attempt to solicit any prospective client away from another
member shall not permit any representative of their business
organization to represent themselves to the general public as a
professional band instrument repair technician unless they are qualified
by training or experience.
The member shall not imply through advertising or any other means that
their staff or employees of their firm are members of the Association
unless such be the fact, since the right to use the Association
appellation is granted to the individual only.
The members shall encourage and contribute to the sharing of ideas and
information between themselves and allied professions. All such sharing
and encouragement shall be governed by the high standards of
professional practice which apply to their relationship with fellow
The member shall consider it their professional responsibility to
encourage those candidates interested in the training of band instrument
repair and to offer assistance whenever possible to those who enter the
Any deviation from this code, or from subsequent revisions by the Board
of Directors or Executive Board of the National Association of
Professional Band Instrument Repair Technicians, Inc. or any action
detrimental to the Association and the profession as a whole shall be
deemed unprofessional conduct subject to discipline by the Association's