Information Systems Professional is a protected title under Alberta’s Professional and Occupational Associations Registration Act. This means that to refer to themselves as an Information Systems Professional or use the I.S.P. designation, an IT practitioner must be a registered member of CIPS Alberta.  An IT practitioner does not have to be registered if they do not refer to themselves as an Information Systems Professional.

Professional and Occupational Associations Registration Act
Information Systems Professional Regulation



The Code of Ethics is a comprehensive guide to professional conduct. The Code is designed to help IT practitioners maintain the highest level of ethical conduct, standards of practice and integrity with respect to their professional activities.

IT practitioners are strongly encouraged to use the Code of Ethics in their professional dealings with colleagues, employers, employees, clients and students.

All CIPS members across Canada (including students) agree to abide by the Code of Ethics and its ethical principles/imperatives:

  • Protecting the Public Interest and Maintaining Integrity;
  • Demonstrating Competence and Quality of Service;
  • Maintaining Confidential Information and Privacy;
  • Avoiding Conflict of Interest; and
  • Upholding Responsibility to the IT Profession.

All CIPS Alberta certified members must adhere to the Standard of Conduct articulated in the Information Systems Professional Regulation Section 23


A person who has a complaint that the conduct of a member of CIPS Alberta constitutes:

(a) unskilled practice of the profession or occupation, or
(b) professional or occupational misconduct,

may submit a signed, written complaint to the chair of the Discipline Committee.

For more information on the Complaints procedures view the Act.