NBEO considers a breach of the NBEO Ethics Policy a serious matter and requests that any violations be reported to the NBEO Ethics Committee. All allegations will be handled expeditiously through an explicitly defined procedure for enforcement, with confidentiality and due process.

NBEO enforces its Ethics Policy through the thorough investigation of complaints of violations and by taking disciplinary actions against those found guilty of a policy violation. Consequences include, but are not limited to, the possible cancellation of the related board-exam score and the imposition of a bar from taking NBEO examination(s) for a specific time interval.

The NBEO Ethics Policy describes all facets of NBEO’s zero-tolerance policy toward cheating, as well as the required candidate conduct regarding circumstances related to NBEO exams before, during, and after the exams.