Professional Code of Conduct

Candidates, before and after Certification, shall:

  • Perform duties with objectivity, due diligence and professional care.

  • Access private information on computer systems only when it is necessary in the course of technical duties. Maintain the privacy and confidentiality of information obtained in the course of your activities unless disclosure is required by legal authority. Such information shall not be used for personal benefit or released to inappropriate parties.

  • Provide service in your areas of competence, being honest and forthright about any limitations of your experience and education. Maintain competency in your respective fields and agree to undertake only those activities you can reasonably expect to complete with the necessary skills, knowledge and competence.

  • Strive to ensure the necessary integrity, reliability, and availability of the systems for which you are responsible.

  • Design and maintain each system in a manner consistent with the purpose of the system to the organization.

  • Inform appropriate parties of the results of work performed including the disclosure of all significant facts known to you that, if not disclosed, may distort the reporting of the results.

  • Not engage in deceptive financial practices such as bribery, double billing, or other improper financial practices.

  • Obey all laws governing your work, unless, in exceptional circumstances, such compliance is inconsistent with the public interest.

  • Promote no interest adverse to your employer or client, unless a higher ethical concern is being compromised; in that case, inform the employer or another appropriate authority of the ethical concern.

  • Avoid entering into conflicting obligations with one client, such as obligations of confidentiality, availability for work, or otherwise, which conflict with obligations to another client.

  • Not unlawfully discriminate or knowingly permit unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, age or disability in: (1) hiring, promoting, discharging, or otherwise determining the conditions of employment of any person; or (2) accepting or terminating representation of any client.

  • Identify, document, and report significant issues of social concern, of which you are aware, in software or related documents, to the employer or the client.

  • Ensure that you have no other professional or contractual obligations that are inconsistent with this Code of Conduct.

  • Participate in any investigation of exam irregularities. Refusal to co-operate can be the basis for revocation of certification or cancellation of eligibility.

  • Notify LF if they are unable to continue to perform the skills and competencies prior to their certification expiration.