Professional Standards – Certification & Membership
Code of Professional Conduct
The Association of Internal Control Practitioners (The AICP) has set professional standards for certification/membership. Members awarded the designation of CRICP and CPSCP must adhere to these standards and obligations set out in this Code of Professional Conduct defined below and maintain these standards in a moral and ethical way throughout their term of membership.
Certified Members of the Association of Internal Control Practitioners shall:
- Demonstrate professional standards and a commitment to professionalism;
- Act with integrity, competence, diligence, respect and in an ethical manner in carrying out their duties;
- Establish, maintain and develop business relationships based on confidence, trust and respect;
- Exhibit personal leadership as a role model for maintaining the highest standards of ethical conduct;
- Be mindful of the distinction between acting in a personal and professional capacity;
- Exhibit and defend professional and personal integrity and honesty at all times;
- Demonstrate sensitivity for the customs, practices, culture and personal beliefs of others;
- Advance employment and business practices that promote equality of opportunity, diversity and inclusion and support human rights and dignity;
- Safeguard all confidential, commercially sensitive and personal data acquired as a result of business relationships and not use it for personal advantage or the benefit or detriment of third parties;
- Demonstrate and promote fair and reasonable standards in the treatment of people who are operating within their sphere of influence;
- Challenge others if they suspect unlawful or unethical conduct or behaviour;
- Ensure that their professional judgement is not compromised nor could be perceived as being compromised because of bias, or the undue influence of others;
- Promote appropriate people management and development practices to influence and enable the achievement of business objectives;
- Ensure those working for them have the appropriate level of competence, supervision and support;
- Comply with prevailing laws and not encourage, assist or collude with others who may be engaged in unlawful conduct;
- Accept responsibility for their professional actions and decisions;
- Use reasonable care and exercise professional judgment when dealing with the public, clients, service suppliers, employers, employees and colleagues;
- Practice and encourage others to practice in a professional and ethical manner that will reflect credit on themselves, their profession and their organisation;
- Strive to maintain and improve their competence in carrying out any form of consultancies.
A Member found to be in breach of this Code of Professional Conduct may be suspended or removed at any time by a majority vote of the Board of Management present at any meeting.