A Certified Executive Recruitment Consultant (CERC) must conduct his/her business in a proper and professional manner and in accordance with all applicable laws. A CERC shall only take up his/her engagement upon evidence of an order for consultancy having been placed. A CERC accepts only assignments that he/she is qualified to undertake on the basis of his/her knowledge of the client's needs and his/her ability to perform the specific assignment. A CERC shall only accept an assignments relating to a specific position on an exclusive basis.
Before accepting any assignment, a CERC must advise his/her client of any potential conflicts of interest and any material restriction to which it is subject by reason of undertakings given to other clients. Furthermore, a CERC must agree any "off limits" rules which will include undertakings that he/she will not, without the client's prior permission, make any first approach:
In performing an assignment the following standards must be observed: