Impartiality can be defined as non-discrimination in terms of technical and operational aspects involved in admission, candidature, training and certification processes. For instance, complete access to all relevant certification related information to all applicants, candidates and certified persons, and handling of all queries within a stipulated time, is impartiality. On the other hand, fairness refers to not imposing prejudices and biases at any stage during the above-mentioned processes. Fairness is respecting and abiding to human rights among all applicants, candidates and certified persons, as well as staff and employees.
The Department of Certification at Rocheston, documents its relevant policies and procedures pertaining to fairness in its treatment of applicants.
The Department of Certification is fully committed to provide an environment of fair opportunities to prospective applicants, and students registered for the RCCE examinations, regardless of their religion, race, nationality, or gender.
The Department of Certification does not encourage or indulge in racial biases or prejudices in terms of caste, class or creed.
Language prejudice does not serve as a barrier to prospective applicants. Students from across different languages are welcome to apply. However, the website and the examinations are in the main medium of instruction, i.e. in English.
The Department of Certification believes in openness and fairness when it comes to religious preferences. The management is committed to encouraging individuals from all faiths to apply, and towards maintaining an all-inclusive environment.
All applicants, irrespective of their sexual orientation, gender identification, are encouraged to apply. No individual shall be deprived of participating and contributing to the development of knowledge and practice at Rocheston.
Prospective applicants are treated equally, irrespective of medical history or condition which might include psychiatric histories, cancer, and sexually transmitted diseases.
Rocheston is fair and impartial to applicants who are differently abled, or have physical, visual, speech, hearing impairment.
Any person with a physical, physiological, sensory, cognitive or developmental impairment, is categorized as a candidate with disabilities. Rocheston is committed to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA, 1991), to accommodate reasonable requests by candidates with disabilities finding it very difficult to attempt the RCCE certification exams within the prescribed exam duration. The special accommodation request is evaluated based on the candidate’s accommodation request, nature of disability, and practicality of the request. The special accommodation request form has 2 sections:
1. Section 1 to be filled and signed by the candidate
2. Section 2 to be filled and signed by a legally approved professional, expert or practitioner to support the candidate’s special accommodation request
The information requested by the Department of Certification will be held in strict confidence and will not be released without the candidate’s permission. The candidates are required to submit their special accommodation requests to the Department of Certification at least 20 days prior to registering for the exam. The Department of Certification will respond with its decision within 7 days and provide the contact details of testing centre(s) that have the infrastructure to accommodate the candidate’s special needs.
Nationality and/or political beliefs are not considered as a basis for admission for applicants. It is understood that these beliefs and actions do not/should not/cannot influence the certification.
Rocheston does not encourage biases on the part of stakeholders.
Fairness Policies for Candidate
Rocheston documents appropriate policies and procedures pertaining to fairness in its treatment of candidates.
Candidates are treated equally, irrespective of medical history or condition which might include psychiatric histories, cancer, and sexually transmitted diseases.
Rocheston believes in fairness and equal treatment of candidates who are differently abled, or have physical, visual, speech, hearing impairment. For a candidate who needs special privileges to attend classes, such as scribes or wheelchair, the management will seek to cooperate fully.
All candidates, irrespective of their sexual orientation, gender identification, are encouraged to participate and contribute towards the development of knowledge and practice at Rocheston.
All candidates are given equal treatment at Rocheston, irrespective of their nationality and/or political beliefs.
Rocheston is committed to promoting and sustaining basic human rights for all individuals. All candidates are treated equally and accorded the same respect.
The Department of Certification thrives on offering a pluralistic platform where individuals from different backgrounds and perspectives can assemble, participate and contribute towards knowledge and practice.
Ethics are an integral part of any institution. The Department of Certification fosters an ethical, social and moral code of conduct among all candidates. Adequate investigation will be carried out against any candidate who is found guilty of behavior deemed unethical.
A Certified Person is one who has successfully completed the exam and has been awarded the relevant certificate on completion of the exam.