This article is from the Scientology and Dianetics FAQ, by firstname.lastname@example.org (Scientology Information Server) with numerous contributions by others.
Just as auditors must follow a code of conduct, so too does the
Supervisor in a Scientology course room. Unlike teachers in many
traditional classrooms, Course Supervisors do not set themselves up
as "authorities" who tell their students what to think, or espouse
their opinions on the subject. Instead, students are guided to find
the answers for themselves in Dianetics and Scientology materials.
In the following code, Mr. Hubbard sets forth the key guidelines that
ensure instruction in a Scientology course room is standard and
professional, with maximum benefit to the students. This code is
followed by Supervisors in churches of Scientology throughout the
world, guaranteeing a high level of training in the technology. It was
first published in 1957.
1. The Supervisor must never neglect an opportunity to direct a
student to the actual source of Scientology data.
2. The Supervisor should invalidate a student's mistakes ruthlessly
and use good ARC [understanding] while doing it.
3. The Supervisor should remain in good ARC with his students at all
times while they are performing training activities.
4. The Supervisor at all times must have a high tolerance of
stupidity in his students and must be willing to repeat any datum
not understood as many times as necessary for the student to
understand and acquire reality on the datum.
5. The Supervisor does not have a "case" in his relationship with
his students, nor discuss or talk about his personal problems
to the students.
6. The Supervisor will, at all times, be a source-point of good
control and direction to his students.
7. The Supervisor will be able to correlate any part of Scientology
to any other part and to livingness over the eight dynamics.
8. The Supervisor should be able to answer any questions concerning
Scientology by directing the student to the actual source of the
data. If a Supervisor cannot answer a particular question, he
should always say so, and the Supervisor should always find the
answer to the question from the source and tell the student where
the answer is to be found.
9. The Supervisor should never lie to, deceive or misdirect a
student concerning Scientology. He shall be honest at all times
about it with a student.
10. The Supervisor must be an accomplished auditor.
11. The Supervisor should always set a good example to his students:
such as giving good demonstrations, being on time and dressing
12. The Supervisor should at all times be perfectly willing and able
to do anything he tells his students to do.
13. The Supervisor must not become emotionally involved with students
of either sex while they are under his or her training.
14. When a Supervisor makes any mistake, he is to inform the student
that he has made one and rectify it immediately. This datum
embraces all phases in training, demonstrations, lectures and
processing, etc. He is never to hide the fact that he made a
15. The Supervisor should never neglect to give praise to his
students when due.
16. The Supervisor to some degree should be pan-determined about the
17. When a Supervisor lets a student control, give orders to or
handle the Supervisor in any way, for the purpose of demonstration
or other training purposes, the Supervisor should always put the
student back under his control.
18. The Supervisor will at all times observe the Auditor's Code during
sessions and the Code of a Scientologist at all times.
19. The Supervisor will never give a student opinions about
Scientology without labeling them thoroughly as such;
otherwise, he is to direct only to tested and proven data
20. The Supervisor shall never use a student for his own personal
21. The Supervisor will be a stable terminal, point the way to stable
data, be certain, but not dogmatic or dictatorial, toward his
22. The Supervisor will keep himself at all times informed of the
most recent Scientology data and procedures and communicate this
information to his students.