Manual of Professional Practice
Under the Code of Ethics


 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

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SECTION 1 CODE OF ETHICS  

SECTION 2

THE PROFESSIONS  
SECTION 3 ETHICS  

SECTION 4

INTERPRETATION AND AMPLIFICATION OF THE CODE OF ETHICS

Preamble Service and Human Welfare
Preamble Public Involvement
Preamble Reputation Through Merit
Preamble Professional Leadership
Rule 1 Public Safety and Welfare
Rule 2 Competence and Knowledge
Rule 3 Signing and Sealing
Rule 4 Faithful Agent or Trustee
Rule 5 Conflict of Interest
Rule 6 Confidentiality of Information
Rule 7 Overruling of Judgement
Rule 8 Securing Assignments
Rule 9 Professional Advertising
Rule 10 Conduct Towards Others
Rule 11 Reporting Unprofessional Practice



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SECTION 5 APEGGA DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURES
APPENDICES
APPENDIX A Historical Background APEGGA Code of Ethics
APPENDIX B Acknowledgements
FOREWORD

The APEGGA Code of Ethics, as revised by the membership in 1987, consists of brief statements of ethical principles in the form of a Preamble, and eleven enforceable Rules of Conduct. It comprises part of the Regulations (Schedule A). The Manual of Practice was developed subsequently, and approved by the Council of the Association in 1989. The revised code was approved by the Lieutenant Governor in Council in 1990.

This manual is an interpretive document which amplifies the Code of Ethics. Each article of the Preamble and the Rules of Conduct is repeated, followed by further guidelines and commentary to assist APEGGA members in dealing with ethical situations and to assist all professionals in their understanding and application of the Code. After the commentary on each rule, case studies of typical ethical examples are included.

The manual will not provide quick solutions to all ethical situations. Members of APEGGA are reminded that at all times they should be guided by the spirit of the Code of Ethics.

The Code of Ethics applies to all APEGGA members whether they are actively engaged in engineering, geological or geophysical work or are working in other areas such as management, and it applies to APEGGA members employed by the buyers of professional services as well as the consultants they retain.