APPI’s primary role is to protect public interest. APPI ensures that regulated members of the Institute uphold ethical standards and maintain a Professional Code of Practice, to which all practicing professional members must adhere. APPI informs its regulated members of their ethical professional responsibilities and best practices for professional conduct and assists them with questions they may have regarding ethical practice.
APPI’s authority to regulate the professions comes from the Professional and Occupational Associations Registration Act (POARA).
APPI regulates its members by:
- administering the complaint process in compliance with POARA and the Professional Planner Regulation with fairness and objectivity
- reviewing complaints with respect to a member’s conduct that is detrimental to the best interests of the public, harms or tends to harm the standing of the profession or displays a lack of knowledge or lack of skill or judgement in the practice of planning.
- ensuring regulated members adhere to a strict Professional Code of Practice
- ensuring regulated members participate in compulsory and annual continuous professional development
- preventing unregulated people from using the reserved Registered Professional Planner (RPP) title