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Learn more and get involved

Thinking manIf you would like to learn more about ethics at the RTPI, continue your CPD or would like to get involved, please see these links.




An Introduction to Professional Ethics

A new CPD module looking at the importance of professional ethics and the ethical challenges faced by planners. This bitesize module asks you to consider ethical scenarios and think about what you would do. The module is free, interactive and can provide an hour of CPD for RTPI members. Access it here (log in required)

RTPI Code of Professional Conduct

CodeofConductNewCover2017We updated our Code in 2016. All members of the RTPI are bound by a Code of Professional Conduct based around five core principles: competence, honesty and integrity; independent professional judgement; due care and diligence; equality and respect; and professional behaviour -setting out required standards of practice and ethics for Chartered and Non-Chartered Members.


EthicsAdvice2017Ethics and Professional Standards Practice Advice

Advice for RTPI Members to support the RTPI Code of Professional Conduct and guide Members on their professional responsibilities. It covers issues including: ethicial challenges, conflicts of interest, equality and diversity, professional competency, gifts and hospitality and use of social media.


International Ethics Standards Coalition

The RTPI has joined an international coalition of 90 member organisations that will develop the first set of globally recognised ethics standards for built environment and property related professional organisations.

Assessment of Professional Competence

Ethical challenges and how they can impact on planners work is a key competence that APC candidates must demonstrate their understanding of. Planners must understand and act appropriately given the sometimes conflicting requirements of their employer, the needs of the individuals affected, the collective needs of the community and their own personal views. 

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The Briefing Room

Find the latest news releases,  RTPI briefings, and blog posts.

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@RTPIPlanners : Join us for a breakfast roundtable with the #BuildingBetterBuildingBeautiful Commission at @AECOM @AECOMBuildPlace… 19/01/2020 - 11:55

@RTPIPlanners : This year we are offering over 60 courses, including a range of new topics, at 11 locations across the UK. All 2020… 19/01/2020 - 09:25

@RTPIPlanners : Are you in need of some retail therapy to kick the January blues? Eligible members can earn cashback whilst shoppin… 18/01/2020 - 03:01