The TCMA Code of Ethics requires 2 hours of ethics training every two years as a condition of continued membership in TCMA. By December 31, all Full and Associate TCMA members must attend a TCMA or ICMA sponsored ethics session and document on the TCMA membership dues renewal notice, to be sent in November, that the training requirement has been met. A check box and a space will be provided to indicate where the required ethics training was taken. Random checks may be made to ensure TCMA member compliance with this new training requirement.
TCMA members may satisfy the ethics training requirement through the new TCMA online ethics course. This course was developed by the TCMA Ethics Committee and addresses the major points of the TCMA Code of Ethics. The Web site address for the course is www.esslearning.com/tcma. When you first login, you will be required to create a login and password. Individual taking the online course will be required to pay a $35 administrative fee to the company hosting the course, E-Strategy Solutions.
The TCMA Board also decided that, as a requirement for a TCMA membership application to be considered for approval, individuals must take the TCMA online ethics course and attach the course completion certificate to their TCMA membership application. Individuals joining TCMA in the “student” or “intern” category have to pay the $35 administrative fee to take the online ethics course, but their first year’s TCMA membership dues are waived.
For questions, you can contact Karen Daly, TCMA Ethics Committee chair, at 281-275-2344 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Kim Pendergraft at 512-231-7400 or email@example.com; or Scott Houston at 512-231-7400 or firstname.lastname@example.org.