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Code of Ethics

In recognition of my personal obligation to the project management profession and to the communities it serves, I do hereby commit myself to behave ethically and professionally. Specifically, I agree that I will:

  1. Accept responsibility for my actions.
  2. Treat all persons fairly regardless of their race, religion, gender, disability, age, national origin, or any other differences.
  3. Avoid injuring others, their property, their reputation, or their employment by false or misleading words or action.
  4. Make a concerted effort to meet my commitments, and to promptly notify those affected when I am unable to do so.
  5. Work to ensure that my professional commitments are based on shared understanding.
  6. Avoid real or perceived conflicts of interest whenever possible, and disclose them to affected parties when they do exist.
  7. Reject bribery in the conduct of my professional responsibilities.
  8. Be honest in representing my professional capabilities.
  9. Be open to new ideas and concepts in project management.
  10. Make a reasonable effort to maintain and improve my professional capabilities.
  11. Assist colleagues and co-workers in their professional development, and support them in their efforts to behave ethically and professionally.

(Approved by the IPMA-USA Board of Directors 2001, revised 2009)
This Code of Ethics is applicable to IPMA-USA members, and certified practitioners. Our entire leadership team abides by it.