The CTA bylaws state:
The Standards and Guidelines Committee shall serve as the body within the Council to whom issues of professional performance standards or guidelines are directed for deliberation. As topics are raised and upon deliberation of those topics, this Committee shall make recommendations to the Council concerning the need for addressing existing performance standards or guidelines, or for crafting new such documents where none exist. Depending on the nature of the topic and its required expertise, new standards or guidelines may be drafted by this Committee or by a special committee appointed by the President with input from officers and the general membership. In cases where a topic is represented by an existing Standing Committee, that Committee shall have the responsibility for updating any related standards or guidelines. Membership of this Committee shall consist of a Chair and up to seven but no fewer than five additional members, and shall last until new members are appointed.