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2/4/17, 7(48 PMCode of Ethics | National Society of Professional EngineersPage 1 of 8Code of EthicsCode of EthicsHome»Ethics» Code of EthicsNSPE Code of Ethics for EngineersDOWNLOAD PDFPreambleEngineering is an important and learned profession. As members of this profession,engineers are expected to exhibit the highest standards of honesty and integrity.Engineering has a direct and vital impact on the quality of life for all people. Accordingly,the services provided by engineers require honesty, impartiality, fairness, and equity, andmust be dedicated to the protection of the public health, safety, and welfare. Engineersmust perform under a standard of professional behavior that requires adherence to thehighest principles of ethical conduct.I. Fundamental CanonsEngineers, in the fulHllment of their professional duties, shall:1. Hold paramount the safety, health, and welfare of the public.2. Perform services only in areas of their competence.3. Issue public statements only in an objective and truthful manner.4. Act for each employer or client as faithful agents or trustees.5. Avoid deceptive acts.6. Conduct themselves honorably, responsibly, ethically, and lawfully so as to enhancethe honor, reputation, and usefulness of the profession.II. Rules of Practice
2/4/17, 7(48 PMCode of Ethics | National Society of Professional EngineersPage 2 of 81. Engineers shall hold paramount the safety, health, and welfare of the public.a. If engineers' judgment is overruled under circumstances that endanger lifeor property, they shall notify their employer or client and such other authorityas may be appropriate.b. Engineers shall approve only those engineering documents that are inconformity with applicable standards.c. Engineers shall not reveal facts, data, or information without the priorconsent of the client or employer except as authorized or required by law orthis Code.d. Engineers shall not permit the use of their name or associate in businessventures with any person or Hrm that they believe is engaged in fraudulent ordishonest enterprise.e. Engineers shall not aid or abet the unlawful practice of engineering by aperson or Hrm.f. Engineers having knowledge of any alleged violation of this Code shallreport thereon to appropriate professional bodies and, when relevant, also topublic authorities, and cooperate with the proper authorities in furnishingsuch information or assistance as may be required.2. Engineers shall perform services only in the areas of their competence.a. Engineers shall undertake assignments only when qualiHed by education orexperience in the speciHc technical Helds involved.b. Engineers shall not afHx their signatures to any plans or documents dealingwith subject matter in which they lack competence, nor to any plan ordocument not prepared under their direction and control.

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