PMBI Association Code of Ethics

PMBI Association Members will adhere to these codes of conduct at all times, on and off duty. In doing so, members will ensure the PMBI Association holds the recognition of a professional organization within the Mountain Bike Industry, and in the eyes of the general public.

CODE 1:
The public expect and deserve the safest, most effective lessons. A member must strive to deliver the finest instruction in terms of safety, techniques and enjoyment for their certification level, at all times.
CODE 2:
To achieve code 1, a member must always strive to further develop their riding and teaching skills to be the best instructor they can be. Continual self-progression is essential if a member is to remain current, up-to-date and relevant as a mountain bike instructor, in today’s industry.
CODE 3:
A member is continuously in the public eye as an instructor and guide, and so must act responsibly, fairly, and professionally at all times, on and off the bike. A member has a responsibility to themselves, their colleagues and the public to set the best example at all times within the mountain bike community.
CODE 4:
Any member who is found to be delivering sub-standard teaching in any aspect will immediately be required to take a refresher course. Failure to do so in a timely manner will result in a retraction of their certification. From 2013, all PMBI Certifications must be re-assessed after 3 years to maintain the certification.
CODE 5:
At no point can a member ride, guide or teach outside of their certification level while working as a mountain bike instructor. Each member must respect the limits of their training, knowledge and experience, as per their certification level.
CODE 6:
Upon being hired as a mountain bike instructor, a member must interact with their employer in a professional, competent and timely manner at all times - representing the PMBI Association to the best of their abilities.
CODE 7:
Working within the mountain bike industry can often open many doors for “pro-deals” and/or certain types of sponsorships. Endorsing products purely for personal gain, without true knowledge and conviction of the products’ benefits, is a misrepresentation of the ethos of The PMBI Association, and misleading to colleagues and the general public.
CODE 8:
Each member must adhere to the International Mountain Bike Associations Rules Of The Trail, the Mountain Bike Responsibility Code, local laws, trail/land closures and signs, at all times on and off the job.
CODE 9:
Each member must hold a valid first-aid certificate at all times, whilst working as a mountain bike instructor. Failure to do so will result in a retraction of the PMBI certification until a valid first-aid certificate is gained.
CODE 10:
At no point can a member be involved with any illegal or criminal activities. The use alcohol or any prohibited substances, under any circumstances while working is not permitted; failure to comply will result in a permanent retraction of their PMBI certification, and PMBI Association Membership.