The CIPS Code of Ethics is a comprehensive guide to professional conduct. The Code is designed to help IT practitioners maintain the highest level of ethical conduct, standards of practice and integrity with respect to their professional activities.

IT practitioners are strongly encouraged to use the Code of Ethics in their professional dealings with colleagues, employers, employees, clients and students.


“CIPS Code of Ethics and Standards of Conduct” – June 2018


All CIPS members (including students) agree to abide by the Code of Ethics and its ethical principles/imperatives:

1) Protect the Public Interest and Privacy of Information

2) Avoid Conflicts of Interest 

3) Take Professional Responsibility

4) Contribute to the IT Profession 


CIPS National Discipline and Enforcement:

For members of CIPS PEI, NB, and NL. Members of other CIPS Provinces should visit their respective Provincial Association website.


NOTE: CIPS members are welcome to include a link from their website to the Ethical Principles and/or Code of Ethics document located on this page.  For non-members who are interested in re-printing a copy of the Ethical Principles and/or Code of Ethics, please contact CIPS for permission at: 1-877-275-2477 or info@cips.ca.