Course: Code of Professional Conduct Update - Part 1

The Code of Professional Conduct (CPC) was released in February 2016 and last updated August 2016. The CPC was amended to harmonize the Rules amongst the Provincial Institutes. The CPC now includes both the rules and guidance for each section, which were previously published as council interpretations. Both the Rules and the Guidance needs to be reviewed when trying to understand the CPC. Approximately 50% of the CPC deals with independence.

This two part Webinar will review the key rules, guidance (council interpretations), as well as the changes to the previous Rules of Professional Conduct (ROPC) which were updated in February. The amendments include changes to prohibited services, definitions and partner rotation requirements.
The sessions will use case study examples to illustrate issues that arise and how they could be documented in the file.

Key topics include:
Session 1:
– Overview of the CPAO rules of CPC rules and guidance.
– Review of CAS 300 and 210 requirements relating independence and pre-engagement activities.
– Review of Rule 204: Prohibitions to Independence
– Case studies: Prohibitions to independence