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Understanding the Content and Process for Determining Ethical Conduct
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Understanding the Content and Process for Determining Ethical Conduct

Understanding the Content and Process for Determining Ethical Conduct

46 min
Credit: AICP CM

This course is available for .75 AICP CM credit, including Ethics. 

In this course, we will review the importance of a professional Code of Ethics. The course reviews the new organizational structure of the AICP Code of Ethics, along with an extended examination of the new procedures for advisory rulings and adjudication. The course concludes with observations about what planners are expected to do with this knowledge.

In This Course

  1. Carol Barrett introduces the course.
  2. Code Overview
    This chapter reviews the AICP Code of Ethics and explains why it is necessary. The chapter focuses on the obligation to serve the public over economic self-interest.
  3. How the Code Is Organized
    This chapter reviews the five organizational sections of the AICP Code of Ethics.
  4. Section A: Aspirational Principles
    This chapter reviews the introductory material of the AICP Code of Ethics and then three sets of aspirational principles.
  5. Section B: Rules of Conduct
    This chapter reviews the Rules of Conduct, which is the enforceable section of the AICP Code of Ethics.
  6. Section C: Advisory Rulings
    This is a new section in the AICP Code of Ethics. How can advisory rulings be requested and appealed? There is now slightly more protection if you request an informal advisory ruling and rely upon that ruling.
  7. Section D: Adjudication of Complaints
    This chapter reviews a new section of the ACIP Code of Ethics, with major additions related to streamlining.

Published 2016