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  • Maintain exemplary standards of professional conduct.
  • Not misrepresent your qualifications, experience, or education to APICS or others you serve in a professional capacity.
  • Respect and not violate the United States Copyright of all APICS materials, including but not limited to courseware, magazine articles and other APICS publications, APICS conference presentations, and examination resources. In this same spirit, you must not violate the copyright of other organizations and individuals in your professional capacity.
  • Abide by all of APICS’ published exam bulletins and exam procedures, including all of the rules and regulations of any third party that administers an APICS examination.
  • Not engage in or sanction any exploitation of one’s membership, company, or profession.
  • Encourage and cooperate in the interchange of knowledge and techniques for the mutual benefit of the profession.
  • In your professional capacity, respect the fundamental rights and dignity of all individuals. You must demonstrate sensitivity to cultural, individual, and role differences, including those due to age, gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, language, and socio-economic status.
  • In your professional capacity, not engage in behavior that is harassing or demeaning to others based on factors including, but not limited to, age, gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, language, or socio-economic status.
  • Adhere to this Code of Ethics and its application to your professional work. Lack of awareness or misunderstanding of an ethical standard is not itself a defense to a charge of unethical conduct.
  • Contact APICS’ Legal Department when uncertain whether a particular situation or course of action violates this Code of Ethics.
  • Not to become the subject of public disrepute, contempt, or scandal that affects your image or goodwill.

Failure to abide by APICS Code of Ethics policy may result in sanctions up to and including decertification.

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