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RTPI launches new Code of Professional Conduct

From the 1st February, all RTPI members will be required to comply with a new Code of Professional Conduct, which sets out updated and amended ethical standards for all members of the Institute.  It applies to all categories of membership and world-wide.

The full membership was consulted on these proposed changes over the summer and all comments have been taken into account and further amendments have been made where needed.  The key changes to the Code are:

  • A clearer requirement not to offer or accept bribes
  • A clearer requirement to apply reasonable standards of skill, knowledge and care to all work undertake
  • A clearer requirement to comply with CPD requirements
  • A requirement to base professional advice on appropriate evidence and without improper manipulation
  • A requirement to hold client money safely
  • Embedding the existing supplementary regulations on advertising and the use of the logo  within the Code
  • Updated equality requirements

Other clauses have been rewritten in order to clarify the standards required, to use plain English and to comply with the RTPI Inclusive Writing Guide. The new RTPI Code of Professional Conduct, along with other information about ethical standards for professional planners and the RTPI disciplinary processes, can be found at:

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