Before you take an exam, you will be required to pledge to abide by the APICS Code of Ethics.

  • To maintain and improve sound business practices and foster high standards of professional conduct
  • To hold in professional confidence any information gained of the business of a fellow member's company and to refrain from using such information in an unethical manner
  • To seek success without taking unfair advantage or using questionable acts that would compromise one's self-respect
  • To neither engage in nor sanction any exploitation of one's membership, company, or profession
  • To encourage and cooperate in the interchange of knowledge and techniques for the mutual benefit of the profession
  • To be careful with one's criticisms and liberal with one's praise—to build and not to destroy
  • When a doubt arises as to the right or ethics of one's position or action, to resolve such doubt according to generally accepted standards of truth, fair dealing, and good taste
  • To maintain high personal standards of moral responsibility, character, and business integrity

To uphold the high ideals of the association as outlined in the bylaws