PMI Code of Conduct

All PMP certificate holders are required to abid by the PMI Code of Conduct. The PMI Code of Conduct is divided into 4 sections: responsibility, respect, fairness, and honesty. Within these 4 sections, there are mandatory standards and aspirational standards. The difference is that mandatory standards are those that all PMP must follow or risk getting their title stripped away, while aspirational standards are optional.

The Code of Conduct can by summarized in the chart below:

Mandatory Aspirational
Respect
-Uphold rules, laws
-Report unethical conduct
-Only file ethical complaints with substantial evidence
-Pursue disciplinary action when required
-Make decisions in the best interest of society
-Accept and fulfill assignments that is within your abilities
-Take ownership of mistakes
-Project confidential info
Responsibility
-Negotiate in good faith
-Do not act in abusive manner in front of others
-Respect property rights of others
-Do not exercise power for personal gain
-Respect cultural standards and norms of others
-Understand other’s point of view
-Conduct ourselves in a professional manner even when it is not reciprocated
Fairness
-Full disclose conflicts of interest
-Refrain from decision making process when there is a conflict of interest unless the stakeholders are fully aware
-Do not discriminate based on sex, gender, sexual orientation, etc.
-Transparency in decision-making process
-Constantly re-examine our impartiality and objectivity
-Make opportunities available equality
-Provide equal access to information
Honesty
-Do not deceive others with misleading information, half-truths, out-out-context information or withholding information
-Do not engage in dishonest behaviour for personal gain
-Seek to understand the truth
-Provide accurate info in a timely manner
-Strive to create an environment where others feel safe to tell the truth
-Make commitments in good faith