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Professional Code of Conduct

Certified Protection Professionals and applicants for the CPP ASIS board certification must adhere to the Code of Professional Responsibility, agreeing to:

  • Perform professional duties in accordance with the law and the highest moral principles. Non-compliance includes any acts or omissions amounting to unprofessional conduct and deemed prejudicial to the  designation.

  • Observe the precepts of truthfulness, honesty, and integrity.
    Be faithful, competent, and diligent in discharging their professional duties.

  • Safeguard confidential and privileged information and exercise due care to prevent its improper disclosure.

  • Not maliciously injure the professional reputation or practice of colleagues, clients, or employees.

In addition, any act deemed prejudicial to the designation may result in denial of approval to take the examination or disciplinary action by the Professional Certification Board (PCB), up to and including revocation of Certification. Such acts may include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing false or misleading statements or information when applying to take the certification examination or to recertify.

  • Any act or omission that violates the provisions of the Code of Professional Responsibility.

  • Any act that violates the criminal or civil laws of any jurisdiction.

  • Any act that is the proper basis for of suspension or revocation of a professional license.

  • Any act or omission that violates the PCB Disciplinary Rules and Procedures.

  • Failure to cooperate with the PCB's Board of Professional Review in performance of its duties in investigating any allegation against an applicant or current. Making any false or misleading statements to the PCB regarding an applicant or current.

There may be other acts or omissions amounting to unprofessional conduct that may constitute grounds for discipline by the PCB.