Code of Professional and Ethical Conduct
AIRA members have a responsibility to perform professional services in a manner consistent with this Code of Professional and Ethical Conduct, developed by the Board of Directors, according to each of the following standards:
- Maintain an appropriate level of professional competence by ongoing development of their knowledge and skills.
- Perform their professional duties in accordance with relevant laws, regulations and technical standards; including, but not limited to, technical standards issued by authoritative bodies as designated in the bylaws.
- Accept only those assignments for which they possess, or can reasonably acquire, the necessary competence to complete—applying their knowledge and skill with reasonable care and diligence, without assuming a responsibility for infallibility of knowledge or judgment.
- Refrain from disclosing confidential information acquired in the course of their work, except when authorized, unless legally obligated to do so.
- Inform subordinates as appropriate regarding the confidentiality of information acquired in the course of their work and monitor their activities to assure the maintenance of confidentiality.
- Refrain from using or appearing to use confidential information acquired in the course of their work for unethical or illegal advantage, either personally or through third parties.
- Be honest and candid within the constraints of client confidentiality.
- Avoid actual or apparent conflicts of interest and advise all appropriate parties of any potential conflicts.
- Not knowingly misrepresent facts.
- Refrain from any activity that would prejudice their ability to carry out their duties ethically.
- Recognize and communicate professional limitations or other constraints that would preclude responsible judgment or successful performance of an activity.
- Refrain from engaging in or supporting any activity that would discredit the profession.
- Observe the principles of objectivity and due care.
- Be impartial, intellectually honest, and free of conflicts of interest.
- Communicate information fairly and objectively.
- Discharge their professional responsibility with competence and diligence.
- Adequately plan and supervise the performance of professional services.
- Obtain sufficient relevant data to afford a reasonable basis for conclusions or recommendations in relation to any professional services performed.
The Code of Professional & Ethical Conduct and other standards and policies regarding membership and certification are found in AIRA’s Bylaws.