Upholding Professional Standards
Professional conduct refers to any behaviour that is becoming to a member of the teaching profession. Anyone can file a complaint of unprofessional conduct against a member. The Association investigates each such complaint. Teachers found guilty of unprofessional conduct face, depending on the severity of the offence, penalties ranging from a reprimand to a fine to expulsion from the Association to suspension or cancellation of certification.
Incompetent professional practice refers to the inability of a teacher to consistently meet the requirements of the Teaching Quality Standard as approved by the Government of Alberta. The Association is responsible for overseeing the professional practice of teachers employed by school boards in Alberta. Anyone who has concerns about the professional competence of a teacher can make a complaint.