Code of Professional Ethics The Code of Professional Conduct is binding on all Certified Members of the Institute practicing as Certified Contract Manager, Certified Project Manager or Certified Facility Management Consultants.

The briefer Code of Conduct is binding on all those members not in practice as Contract, Project and Facility Management Consultants - including retired members and Organizational Affiliates. Members of the ICPFM give advice to all levels of Contract, Project and Facility Managers and with this come the obligation to maintain the highest standards of integrity and competence.

In recognition of their obligations to clients, to the public at large and to the profession, all members annually agree in writing to comply with ICPFM's Code of Professional Conduct, and to undertake relevant continuing professional development activities.

Code of Professional Conduct

ICPFM's Code of Professional Conduct is structured on three principles:

  1. Meeting the client! s requirements;
  2. Integrity, independence, objectivity;
  3. Responsibility to the profession and to the ICPFM.

These principles are underpinned by detailed rules, which are specific injunctions, and practical notes.

Definitions used on The Code of Professional Conduct

  • Member: Certified members of ICPFM.
  • Client: The person, firm or organization with whom the member makes an agreement or contract for the provision of services.
  • Declaration: A written statement referring to and disclosing the facts relevant to the situations covered by particular Rules of the Code.
  • Independent: In a position to express your own opinion freely without any control or influence from others outside the consulting organization, and without the need to consider the impact of such opinion to your own interests.

Disciplinary Action

  • Members are liable to disciplinary action if their conduct is found, by the Disciplinary Committee of the ICPFM be in contravention of the Code, or to bring discredit to the profession or to the ICPFM In accordance with the Code, members may be required to make a declaration in answer to enquiries from the ICPFM concerning their professional conduct.
  • A member failing to make such a declaration may be found in breach of the Principle to which the rule or note relates.
  • Meeting the Client's Requirements
  • A member shall regard the client's requirements and interests as paramount at all times


2.1 A member will disclose at the earliest opportunity any special relationships, circumstances or business interests which might influence or impair, or could be seen by the client or others to influence or impair, the member's judgment or objectivity on a particular assignment.

2.1.1 Requires the prior disclosure of all relevant personal, financial or other business interests which could not be inferred from the description of the services offered.

In particular this relates to:

  • Any directorship or controlling interest in any business in competition with the client
  • Any financial interest in goods or services recommended or supplied to the client;
  • Any personal relationship with any individual in the client's employ;
  • Any personal investment in the client organization or in its parent or any subsidiary companies;
  • Any recent or current engagements in sensitive areas of work with directly competitive clients;
  • Any work for a third party on the opposite side of a transaction e.g. bid defense, acquisitions, work for the regulator and the regulated, assessing the products of an existing client.

Conflicts of interest

2.2 A member shall not serve a client under circumstances which are inconsistent with the member's professional obligations or which in any way might be seen to impair the member's integrity.

Wherever a conflict or potential conflict of interest arises, the member shall, as the circumstances require, withdraw from the assignment, remove the source of conflict or disclose and obtain the agreement of the parties concerned as to the performance or continuance of the engagement.

2.2. 1 It should be noted that the Institute may, depending on the circumstances, be one of the 'parties concerned'. For example, if a member is under pressure to act in a way which would bring the member into non-compliance with the Code of Professional Conduct, in addition to any other declaration which it might be appropriate to make, the facts should be declared to the Institute.


2.3 A member shall not accept discounts, hospitality, commissions or gifts as an inducement to show favor to any person or body, nor attempt to obtain advantage by giving financial inducement to clients or client staff.

2.3.1 Payment for legitimate marketing activity may be made, and national laws should be respected.

Privacy of information

2.4 A member shall not use any confidential information about a client's affairs, elicited during the course of an assignment, for personal benefit or for the benefit of others outside the client organization; there shall be no insider dealing or trading as legally defined or understood.

2.5 When required or appropriate a member will establish specific methods of working which preserve the privacy of the client's information.


2.6 A member will advise the client of any significant reservations the member may have about the client


"The reasonable man adopts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself".

-- George Bernard Shaw, co-founder of The London School of Economics


Facilities Management is a profession charged to provide organizations with an appropriate built environment. Facilities Managers represent an organization

Facilities Managers come from a wide range of backgrounds. A career in Facilities Management can start with a first degree in Architecture, Planning, Interior Design, Real Estate or Engineering, but many of our students come from entirely different fields, such as Management, Finance, the Humanities, Psychology and others. Our students often have a strong passion for the industry of their choice: Our graduates manage Facilities for Fashion Designers, Businesses, Hotels, Universities, Museums, Hospitals, Residences or Non-Profits, Transportation Systems or Government agencies.

Every company and organization has a Facilities Management function. Depending on the industry type and the size of the organization, this function may be labeled differently.

ICPFM Certification is an independent assessment of your professional practice as a person operating in the field of contract management, project management and/or facilities management. It is a form of industry recognition that you are operating in a professional manner. An ICPFM certification is awarded by the Governing Council on the recommendation of any member of the Institute.

Only members of the Institute may apply for ACPFM certification. ACPFM certifications are available at a range of levels to reflect the typical career development and progression of contract management, project management and/or facilities management professionals in Africa. The ACPFM, MCPFM and FCPFM certification levels are practitioner, manger and executive. Details of the requirements for each level of certification can be found on this web site.

Membership of the ACPFM is open to anyone who has an interest in contract management, project management and/or facilities management in Africa. All members receive the range of member benefits outlines on this web site. Members may hold membership at a particular grade that is appropriate to their professional circumstances. The ICPFM membership grades are Student, Affiliate, Associate, Full Member and Fellow. Only graduate members or higher may apply for an ICPFM certification.

If you are a paid up member of ICPFM you may use the following post

  • Associate may use the designation ACPFM
  • Full Member may use the designation MCPFM
  • Fellows may use the designation ACPFM

Associate Fellows may use the designation ACPFM and you could also use and of the following:

  • Certified Contract Management Professional (CCMP)
  • Certified Project Management Professional (CPMP)
  • Certified Facilities Management Professional (CFMP)

Simply complete the upgrade application form and attach a certified copy of your previous qualifications, with the payment of application fee for upgrading of your membership.

This grade of membership aims to recognise people who have made a significant contribution to the field of contract management, project management and/or facilities management. Fellow Member must meet all the following requirements:

  • All requirements for Full Member
  • At least 10 years of contract management, project management and/or facilities management experience
  • Contributed or operating in the field of contract management, project management and/or facilities management profession in some significant way (eg. publishing articles, acting as a industry mentor, trainer, progressing organisational initiatives, involved in arranging a procurement forum, presenter at forum or conference etc)

You will need to complete an application form and provide evidence to support your contribution to the profession.

Eligibility for award of this grade of membership is determined by a standing FCPFM committee. There is an application fee for upgrading your membership.

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