Disclosure of Proprietary Interests


This policy aims to maintain compliance with U.S. local, state, and federal regulations and uphold a standard of professional conduct within Crisis Lab. It ensures transparency in our educational activities, specifically concerning any proprietary interests held by instructors.

Policy Statement:

Crisis Lab requires all instructors to disclose any proprietary interests in products, instruments, devices, or materials used or referenced in their instructional content. This is essential to maintain the integrity of our educational offerings and compliance with ANSI/IACET 1‐2018 Standard 1.7.


  • Instructors are responsible for disclosing their proprietary interests to the Crisis Lab Academic Director, who subsequently reports to the Managing Director.
  • The Academic and Managing Directors are tasked with reviewing all disclosures to ensure appropriateness and compliance.

Disclosure Requirements:

  1. In Marketing Materials and Syllabi:
    • Disclosures of proprietary interests must be stated on specifically designated overview materials such as syllabi and marketing materials.
    • Examples of appropriate disclosure statements include, but are not limited to:
      • “The Instructor holds rights (e.g., copyright) to this material.”
      • “The Instructor has a financial interest in this material/(name of company).”
      • “The instructor is a consultant for this (name of company).”
  2. At the Beginning of the Learning Event:
    • Instructors must verbally disclose any proprietary interests at the start of each educational session.


  • Crisis Lab may permit an instructor with proprietary interests to facilitate a learning experience, provided the interest is appropriately disclosed.
  • Instructors are prohibited from exclusively promoting goods or services related to their proprietary interests.


Effective Date:


Review and Oversight:

  • This policy will be reviewed annually and updated as necessary to reflect any changes in operational procedures or legal requirements.