Code of ethics

Code of Ethics

A member of the Saskatchewan Assessment Appraisers' Association shall:
  • Safeguard the interests of the public by conducting themselves in an honourable, ethical and professional manner.
  • Report other members who fail to conduct themselves in an honourable, ethical and professional manner.
  • Fulfill the obligations of his/her office and membership with dignity, discretion and honesty.
  • Maintain professional competence by keeping informed and complying with developments in the acknowledged standards of the profession.
  • Conform to the Code of Ethics, Bylaws and Resolutions of the Association.
  • At all times act in a manner that will enhance the image of the Association and the profession.
  • Cooperate with the Association and its officers in all matters in a positive manner.
It is unethical for a member of the Saskatchewan Assessment Appraisers' Association to:
  • Conduct himself/herself in a manner detrimental to the public, the Association or the assessment appraisal profession.
  • Put forward a licence granted by the Association as a qualification to undertake other assignments outside the assessment profession.
  • Claim any qualification for which he/she is not competent and properly qualified.
  • Undertake assessments for which he/she is not properly qualified and competent, whether through lack of education, experience and/or ability.
  • Contravene law or legislation under which an assessment appraiser is bound.
  • Disclose confidential information except where required by law or policy.
  • Make any irresponsible public statements of value.
  • Knowingly record a biased assessment.
  • Knowingly injure directly or indirectly the professional reputation of another member.
  • Engage in any activities in which they have or may reasonably be considered by the public as having, a conflict of interest.