The purpose of the Code of Ethics is to give general statements of the principles of ethical conduct in order that the Designation Holders of CIQS may fulfill their duty to the public, the profession of Quantity Surveying and their fellow Designation Holders.

The following Code of Ethics shall be construed as a general guide and not as a denial of the existence of other duties and rights equally imperative though not specifically mentioned. The Designation Holders are bound by its provisions just as they are bound by the provisions of the CIQS By-laws, and National Standards

Designation Holders of CIQS shall:

  1. hold paramount their obligations toward humanity and the environment and devote themselves to high ideals of personal honour and professional integrity;
  2. extend and enhance public knowledge and regard for Quantity Surveying by expressing opinions that are founded on adequate knowledge and honest conviction;
  3. undertake only such work as they are competent to perform by virtue of their training and experience, and where advisable, retain and cooperate with other Designation Holders to ensure the highest standard of service;
  4. accept responsibility by signing and sealing only work done by themselves or under their personal and direct supervision;
  5. maintain confidentially and avoid a conflict of interest, but where such conflict arises, fully disclose the circumstances without delay to the employer or client;
  6. support and defend the principle of appropriate and adequate remuneration for the performance of their work;
  7. advertise or promote in a manner that is not injurious to the public or to the dignity of the profession of Quantity Surveying and report or expose without fear or favour any illegal or unethical professional decisions or practices by other Designation Holders;
  8. maintain proficiency and competence and contribute to the development of the profession through the exchange of knowledge and experience;
  9. uphold the name and title of the Institute and protect the Institute from misrepresentation and misunderstanding.