Protecting SPCP Members…
From time to time we receive reports of non-member permanent cosmetic technicians or trainers who falsely claim membership in the SPCP. At times it is a case of a past member who has simply neglected to renew their membership on time. This is easily remedied. On other occasions the technicians/trainers in question are deliberately attempting to misinform the public and claim industry credentials and associations they do not deserve. This is very frustrating for members who have spent time, energy, and money to maintain membership, uphold the SPCP Code of Ethics, and become credentialed in the industry.
Furthermore, the use of SPCP identification or credentials through programs offered by those utilizing unacceptable standards of practice or ethics is a potential threat to the credibility of all those following safe and ethical standards of practice. This organization is conceived by and maintained through members’ commitment to excellence in our field. To have our Society’s trusted reputation associated with uneducated, unethical, or unsafe practitioners reflects badly on the practitioners in the industry committed to safe, effective, and ethical permanent cosmetic standards.
We ask the assistance of all our members and advocates in upholding the SPCP’s Code of Ethics. If you know or become aware of a non-member who is inappropriately or fraudulently claiming association with the SPCP, including using the SPCP name and/or logo/or CPCP status in advertising or otherwise, please contact us. We will need detailed information from you, but we will not reveal your name during communications with the impostor.
It is up to all of us to protect our reputations and well-earned credentials and to ensure that the SPCP is a name clients can trust. Please help by safeguarding the standards in your community. It’s a matter of public health and professional credibility.
In order to protect the credibility of the SPCP and each of its members in good standing, the SPCP must deal strongly and expediently with such dishonest practices. The following is the policy enforced:
When brought to our attention these “impostors” are contacted immediately. They are given fourteen days in which to respond and take action as required. If attempts are not made to amicably and expeditiously rectify the situation, they become subject to the sanctions and legal actions as determined by the SPCP Board of Directors. Their names are also listed on the Impostor List until appropriate measures are taken.
The SPCP gratefully acknowledges the assistance and the use of text of the Association of Professional Piercers (APP) in the formation of this notice.
Shahla Whitmore falsely states membership: http://www.zoominfo.com/#!search/profile/person?personId=348010037&targetid=profile
Jackie Thompson of Arizona is no longer a member and is no longer certified by the SPCP, therefore any CPCP credentials associated with her name are no longer current.
Under Training, it states she is an active member of the Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals. Google searches reveal the use of CPCP credentials.
Dave Edwards of BodyArt Tattoo and Piercing Studio has issued training certificates bearing the SPCP logo. Dave Edwards has never been a member of the SPCP and was never authorized to use the logo.
Eileen LaPorte states she is a member and displays the SPCP logo on her website but has never been a member.