Code of Professional Responsibility

Certified Protection Professionals and applicants for the CPP™ designation 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 CPP™ 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 CPP™ designation may result in denial of approval to take the CPP™ 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 CPP™ 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 CPP™.
  • Making any false or misleading statements to the PCB regarding an applicant or current CPP™.

There may be other acts or omissions amounting to unprofessional conduct that may constitute grounds for discipline by the PCB. For more information view ASIS International.