Certification Mark Use Policy

Disclaimer: The term “certified” shall only be used for personnel certifications, based on ISO/IEC 17024 requirements. The term “certificate holder” shall only be used for certificate programs, based on ASTM E2659 requirements. Certificate holders are not certified, licensed, accredited, or registered to engage in a specific occupation or profession.

1. Purpose

This Policy establishes the rules and requirements for use of all PECB Trademarks and Certification Marks.

2. PECB Certification Mark Ownership

The following organizational trademark is owned and controlled by PECB:




3. Authorized Use of PECB Certification Mark

PECB grants permission to use the PECB Certification Marks to PECB certified professionals that have satisfied all applicable PECB credentialing and certification requirements. Each PECB certified professional is authorized to use only the Certification Mark which represents the appropriate certification and credential.

Each PECB certified professional may use the appropriate PECB Certification Mark in professional and business materials such as business cards and email signatures.

Non-Assignability and Non-Transferability

Permission to use the Certification Mark is limited to the certified person, and shall not be transferred to, assigned to, or otherwise used by any other individual, organization, or entity.

4. PECB Certification Mark Use Policy Violation Reporting

Following receipt of information that an inappropriate or unauthorized use of the Certification Mark may have occurred; PECB will determine if responsive action(s) will be taken, including the following:

  1. The alleged inappropriate or unauthorized Mark use will be reviewed.
  2. If a Policy violation may have occurred, PECB shall communicate to the individual(s) and/or organization(s) involved, requesting that they cease the unauthorized use.
  3. If the Policy violation is not corrected, appropriate legal actions or sanctions shall be taken, including certification suspension or revocation