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BCPO® is committed to the highest ethical standards for all certificate holders, as reflected in the BCPO® Code of Ethics. Adherence to this Code of Ethics is required for the ongoing certification of all those who hold the Certified Professional Organizer® credential.
This Code of Ethics is a set of principles that governs the professional conduct of Certified Professional Organizers with clients, colleagues and the community. Certified Professional Organizers pledge to exercise judgment, self-restraint and conscience in their conduct in order to establish and maintain public confidence in the integrity of the CPO® certificate and to preserve and encourage fair and equitable practices among all who are engaged in the profession of organizing.
As a condition of being awarded and maintaining status as a Certified Professional Organizer®, I voluntarily agree to be bound by and to abide by this Code of Ethics, the Ethics Complaint Procedure for Certified Professional Organizers®, and any policies or procedures adopted by the Board of Directors of the BCPO®, as they are now written or may be amended in the future.
I will report to the Professional Practices Committee of the BCPO® my knowledge of an act or omission of another Certified Professional Organizer® in violation of this Code, or of any applicant for certification status in connection with such person's application. I agree to cooperate with the Professional Practices Committee in the investigation of alleged violations of this Code of Ethics.
I acknowledge and agree that, if found to be in violation of this Code, I am subject to the prescribed disciplinary sanctions of the BCPO®. I acknowledge that, in the event of suspension or revocation of my certified status, all rights and privileges of said certification would be terminated.