Project Management Institute
Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct
CHAPTER 1. VISION AND APPLICABILITY
Vision and Purpose
As practitioners of project management, we are committed to doing what is right and honorable. We set high
standards for ourselves and we aspire to meet these standards in all aspects of our lives—at work, at home, and
in service to our profession.
This Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct describes the expectations that we have of ourselves and our
fellow practitioners in the global project management community. It articulates the ideals to which we aspire as
well as the behaviors that are mandatory in our professional and volunteer roles.
The purpose of this Code is to instill confidence in the project management profession and to help an individual
become a better practitioner. We do this by establishing a profession-wide understanding of appropriate behavior.
We believe that the credibility and reputation of the project management profession is shaped by the collective
conduct of individual practitioners.
We believe that we can advance our profession, both individually and collectively, by embracing this Code of
Ethics and Professional Conduct. We also believe that this Code will assist us in making wise decisions,
particularly when faced with difficult situations where we may be asked to compromise our integrity or our values.
Our hope that this Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct will serve as a catalyst for others to study, deliberate,
and write about ethics and values. Further, we hope that this Code will ultimately be used to build upon and
evolve our profession.
Persons to Whom the Code Applies
The Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct applies to:
1.2.1 All PMI members
Individuals who are not members of PMI but meet one or more of the following criteria:
.1 Non-members who hold a PMI certification
.2 Non-members who apply to commence a PMI certification process
.3 Non-members who serve PMI in a volunte