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Code of Ethics
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Holders of the Information Governance Professional certification recognize that certification is a privilege that must be earned and maintained. Through earning the IGP certification, individuals demonstrate effective information governance built upon recordkeeping standards and principles and upon their commitment to upholding high standards of practice through adherence to a Code of Ethics. Certificants shall, in their management and handling of information, sustain and advance the essential elements of information governance, including accountability, transparency, integrity, protection, compliance, availability, retention, and disposition. Certified individuals who knowingly violate the Code of Ethics will be subject to an investigation that may result in sanctions, including revocation of the designation.


Purpose of the Code

The Code communicates the principles and behaviors required of IGP-certified individuals, and it is a requirement for earning and maintaining IGP certification. Adherence to the Code further demonstrates the commitment of certified individuals to upholding the trust of the public, society, and the profession.


IGP Code of Ethics

The IGP-certified individual shall adhere to the following requirements:

  1. Demonstrate integrity, honesty and fairness.
  2. Affirm the legal, ethical, and moral use of information.
  3. Comply with applicable laws.
  4. Protect the confidentiality of proprietary information.
  5. Protect the privacy of individuals.
  6. Report illegal or unethical practices.
  7. Avoid compromise of professional judgment by conflicts of interest or the appearance thereof.
  8. Represent their qualifications and certifications truthfully and accurately.
  9. Accurately represent the purposes of certification and associated competencies.
  10. Maintain professional competence in all areas of responsibility and undertake assignments only when qualified by education and/or experience.
  11. Accept responsibility for maintaining the credential through re-certification.
  12. Use the IGP designation and property as authorized.
  13. Uphold and abide by the policies of the IGP Certification Board.
  14. Act in a manner free of bias with regard to religion, ethnicity, gender, age, national origin, or disability.
  15. Issue public statements in an objective and truthful manner and only when founded upon knowledge of the facts and competence of subject matter.