About: Code of Conduct and Ethics
A regulated member shall:
be dedicated to the profession;
perform the practice of assessment with fairness, honesty and integrity;
apply expertise and due diligence in performing the practice of assessment;
work toward earning the respect and confidence of all of those served through the practice of the profession;
maintain professional competence by keeping informed of and complying with developments in the acknowledged standards of the profession in which the member practices;
disclose to all affected parties any potential conflict of interest that arises or is likely to arise during the performance of their duties;
always act in accordance with the duties and responsibilities associated with being a member of the Association;
at all times act in a manner that will enhance the image of the profession and the Association; and
report to the Association conduct by any member that maybe considered unethical.
A regulated member shall not:
undertake assessments for which they are not qualified through either lack of education, experience or ability;
advance their membership or candidacy as evidence of professional qualification;
claim professional qualifications that are misleading or not factual;
put forward membership or any designation granted by the Association as authority to undertake the practice of assessment in areas in which they are not fully qualified;
allow the interest of outside parties to take precedence over their professional duties;
make any irresponsible public statements of value; nor,
disclose any information of a confidential nature to any person except where required by law,
and contravene legislative provisions, bylaws, and/or standards of practice under which they are bound.
The Alberta Assessors' Association (AAA) acknowledges the Ontario Institute of Municipal Assessors (IMA) for its work in developing and approving a Code of Ethics and Professional Standards which the AAA has replicated, modified and approved for use by AAA members.