Find out more about our Disciplinary and Capacity for Membership Schemes.
We have produced a range of notes for members who are facing a complaint, covering all aspects of the disciplinary process. This should help understand what is involved.
If you are interested in making a complaint about a member, please refer to our how to make a complaint webpage where you will find helpful information about the process.
Capacity for Membership process
This provides an alternative route to deal with issues that arise in rare cases where a Member‘s current capacity to hold membership is impaired and such impairment is directly relevant to the allegation or charge brought against them. The process is outlined in an information note.
What is defined as misconduct by the Disciplinary Scheme?
The Scheme defines misconduct as:
any conduct by a Member, whether committed in the United Kingdom or elsewhere, in the course of carrying out professional duties or otherwise, constituting failure by that Member to comply with the standards of behaviour, integrity, competence or professional judgement which other Members or the public might reasonably expect of a Member having regard to the Bye-laws of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries and/or to any code, standards, advice, guidance, memorandum or statement on professional conduct, practice or duties which may be given and published by the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries and/or, for so long as there is a relevant Memorandum of Understanding in force, by the FRC (including by the former Board for Actuarial Standards) in terms thereof, and to all other relevant circumstances.
The Disciplinary Board issues guidelines to support the effective operation of the Scheme
|Guidance Notes on Disciplinary Tribunals Covid-19 events||15 May 2020|
|Indicative Sanctions Guidance Note||30 January 2020|
|1 August 2011|
|1 August 2010|
|Guidelines for Panel Members on the Civil Standard of Proof||1 August 2010|
|Time Frames for Investigations and Proceedings under the Disciplinary Scheme||17 November 2017|
|Guidelines on the Maximum Fine at Adjudication Stage||1 April 2010|
|Supplementary Guidelines on the Imposition of Sanctions in CPD Infringement Cases||21 December 2016|
|Guidelines on the Imposition of Sanctions Involving a period of Education, Retraining, and/or Supervised Practice||30 January 2020|
|Publications Guidance policy||1 May 2019|
|Guidelines for Disciplinary Tribunal Panels and Appeal Tribunal Panels on the Award of Costs||7 May 2020|
|Writing Determinations Guidance policy||17 November 2017|
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