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AICP Ethics

AICP Exam Prep HCC - AICP Code of Ethics

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What are the three sections of the AICP Code of Ethics? Section A: Principles to which We Aspire - Section B: Our Rules of Conduct - Section C: Our Code Procedures
Can the aspirations in Section A be enforced? No
What is the primary obligation of a planner? to serve the public interest
To whom and to what does a planner have a responsibility? public, clients and employers, the profession and colleagues
What is the first aspect of a planner's Responsibility to the Public? consider how public interest is determined through continuous and open debate
What is the second aspect of a planner's Responsibility to the Public? consider rights of others, long range consequences, the interrelatedness of decisions, as well as preservation of natural and built environment
What is the third aspect of a planner's Responsibility to the Public? provide accurate information
What is the fourth aspect of a planner's Responsibility to the Public? provide opportunity for participation
What is the fifth aspect of a planner's Responsibility to the Public? work to expand choice and be fair
What is the first aspect of a planner's Responsibility to Clients and Employers? use professional judgment
What is the second aspect of a planner's Responsibility to Clients and Employers? accept decisions of the client and employer (unless illegal or contrary to the public interest)
What is the third aspect of a planner's Responsibility to Clients and Employers? avoid actual conflicts of interest and even the appearance of a conflict
What is the first aspect of a planner's Responsibility to the Profession and his/her Colleagues? educate others about the planning profession and share results of experience and research
What is the second aspect of a planner's Responsibility to the Profession and his/her Colleagues? show respect for your planning colleagues
What is the third aspect of a planner's Responsibility to the Profession and his/her Colleagues? contribute to the development of the planning profession
What is the fourth aspect of a planner's Responsibility to the Profession and his/her Colleagues? help others in the planning profession
What is the fifth aspect of a planner's Responsibility to the Profession and his/her Colleagues? continue your professional education
What is the sixth aspect of a planner's Responsibility to the Profession and his/her Colleagues? voluntarily help groups that lack the resources to plan
Do the Rules of Conduct in the Code of Ethics have to be followed? Yes, they MUST be followed
What do the Rules of Conduct say about information? Do provide adequate, timely, clear, and accurate information
What do the Rules of Conduct say about potential conflicts? Do disclose potential conflicts in position to clients and employers
What do the Rules of Conduct say about moonlighting? Do obtain written permission to moonlight
What do the Rules of Conduct say about the Ethics Officer? Do cooperate with the AICP Ethics Officer
What do the Rules of Conduct say about conflicts of interest? Do avoid all real and perceived conflicts of interest
What do the Rules of Conduct say about truthfulness? Do not mislead, mis-state situations, lie, plagiarize, or otherwise conceal the truth
What do the Rules of Conduct say about discrimination? Do not discriminate
What do the Rules of Conduct say about violating the law? Do not violate the law or the Code
What do the Rules of Conduct say about privileged information? Do not use privileged information for personal advantage
What do the Rules of Conduct say about retaliation? Do not retaliate against someone who files an ethics charge
What do the Rules of Conduct say about filing a charge? Do not file a frivolous ethics charge
What do the Rules of Conduct say about communication? Communications with any entity or person should not compromise the planning process or the public's perception of the process
What is the purpose of Section C: Our Code Procedures? for handling charges of misconduct - outlines procedures to obtain a ruling or to make a charge of misconduct
Who is the AICP Ethics Officer? Executive Director of APA/AICP
Who furnishes informal and formal advice? AICP Ethics Officer
Who can file a charge of misconduct against a certified planner? anyone
How do you file a charge of misconduct against a certified planner? send a letter to the AICP Ethics Officer
Can a planner charged with misconduct seek legal representation? Yes
What do the provision of Section C: Our Code Procedures explain? time frames and procedures for responding to a charge, conducting an investigation, dismissing a charge, appealing a dismissal from the AICP, and conducting a hearing
Aspects of informal advise? not in writing and not binding from the Ethics Officer - 21 days
Aspects of formal advise? request in writing only from the Ethics Officer - it's entered into a log - an advisory ruling may be published by the Ethics Committee - 21 days
How do you file a charge of misconduct? it's made in a letter to the Ethics Officer (may be anonymous) - identify certified planner, describe situation, cite provisions of Code
What happens when the Ethics Officer receives a charge of misconduct by a planner? communicate documentation to the respondent - 14 days - planner has right of counsel
What does a respondent include in a preliminary response to a charge of misconduct? timely, well documented counter argument - 30 days
Aspects of conducting an investigation? with or without preliminary response - Ethics Officer determines - conducted by Ethics Officer of designee - dismissal of charge or issuance of complaint
How long does someone making a charge of misconduct against a certified planner have to appeal a decision by the Ethics Officer to dismiss the charge? 30 days
How long does a planner charged with misconduct have to respond to a complaint from the Ethics Officer? 30 days
Aspects of conducting a hearing? if facts are in dispute - Ethics Committee appoints a Hearing Official - Ethics Officer has burden of proving by a preponderance of evidence
Who decides the case? Ethics Committee decides case and determines the appropriate sanction
What are the possible sanctions should a planner be found to have violated the Code? reprimand, suspension, or expulsion
What can take place during a settlement of the charges? allows for the withdrawal of the complaint
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