API Code of Ethics

The API has recently undertaken a review of the Code of Ethics. As part of this review, the API has incorporated the ethical principles contained within the International Ethics Standards published by the International Ethics Standards Coalition dated May 2021.

The updated Code of Ethics has been approved by the API Board with an effective date of 1 August 2021.

The API would also like to announce the release of a new education training module that covers the updated API Code of Ethics and the API Rules of Professional Conduct which came into effect on 4 April 2021.  The training module is applicable to all API current Members and is required to be completed during 2021.

The training module is available to Members in the Member Portal and can be found at ‘Ethics and Rules Module 2021’.

If there are any questions or comments regarding the Code of Ethics or the training module requirements please do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected] and [email protected].

Current API Code of Ethics


Previous Versions of the API Code of Ethics

To access previous versions of the API Rules (former Codes of Professional Conduct and Rules of Conduct) please contact the API Standards Team on [email protected].