A conflict of interest is a set of circumstances that creates a risk that professional judgment or actions regarding a primary interest will be unduly influenced by a secondary interest. An individual seeking to be a PDIC attester cannot provide an attestation for an individual who is:
- a family member or relative by law,
- a contracted interpreter or employee of an entity in which you have a material interest (owner, board member, co-worker),
- a personal friend or someone with whom you are or were romantically involved*, or
- someone you previously taught or mentored, or currently are teaching and/or mentoring.
As well, you cannot serve as an attester if you are currently a rater for any of the RID/CASLI certification tests, or serve as an elected board member of the national board and/or member of the RID Certification Committee or CASLI Testing Committee. Neither can you provide an attestation for an individual from whom you will receive a direct or indirect financial gain in excess of actual expenses. Further, approved attesters are encouraged to decline providing an attestation for any individual with whom they perceive a conflict of interest exists beyond than those indicated in this policy.
*Attesters may provide attestations for people they know or are associated with as long as they can remain neutral and impartial while observing and providing the attestation for the candidate.