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Professional standards

Expert Witness cover imagePlanners as Expert Witnesses How planners can improve their effectiveness at planning inquiries and hearings (September 2018) This practice advice sets out the duties and responsibilities of being an expert witness, along with top tips on how to improve your performance. It also outlines the procedures for planners to have professional access to barristers.




EthicsAdvice2017Ethics and Professional Standards Practice Advice (Updated December 2017, based on the 2016 version) 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.



CPDadvice2017CoverContinuing Professional Development Practice Advice (Updated December 2017 based on the 2016 version) Provides a step by step approach for RTPI Members who are required to take reasonable steps to maintain their professional competence throughout their working life by developing their professional skills and knowledge.




CodeofConductNewCover2017RTPI Code of Professional Conduct (February 2016) All RTPI members are bound by our Code 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.