PMP / PMI-ACP Certification Study Notes – Professional and Social Responsibility

PMP Professional and Social Responsibility

Introduction: This section of my PMP® Exam Study Notes is a summary of the Professional and Social Responsibility published by the Project Management Institute (PMI) that applies to all professional certification holders including PMP® and PMI-ACP®. Students preparing for the PMP® exam or the PMI-ACP® exam should understand and memorize these as the Professional and Social Responsibility would be tested during the exams.

Note: I have recorded in details about my PMP® exam or PMI-ACP® exam experience and also a Complete Guide for the PMP® Certification. Hope such information would be helpful to PMP® or PMI-ACP® aspirants.


  • in the best interest of the society, public and environment
  • accept assignments consistent with skills and fulfill commitments
  • accept stretch assignment when the assigner is fully aware of the skill gaps
  • own error and make corrections
  • uphold laws and regulations
  • report illegal/unethical activities substantiated with facts
  • ask for direction should the decision is beyond assigned authority


  • show respect to others
  • listen and understand others
  • conduct in a professional manner, even if not reciprocated
  • resolve conflicts directly
  • negotiate in good faith
  • do not influence others for personal benefits
  • respect others rights


  • transparency in decision making
  • be objective
  • provide equal access to information, equal opportunities
  • disclose any conflict of interests and refrain from making decisions in case of conflict of interest
  • do not deny opportunities base on personal considerations
  • do not discriminate
  • apply rules without favoritism or prejudice


  • understand the truth and be truthful
  • honour commitments
  • not to deceive others
  • not engage in dishonest behavior for personal gain / at the expense of others


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Edward Chung

Edward Chung aspires to become a full-stack web developer and project manager. In the quest to become a more competent professional, Edward studied for and passed the PMP Certification, ITIL v3 Foundation Certification, PMI-ACP Certification and Zend PHP Certification. Edward shares his certification experience and resources here in the hope of helping others who are pursuing these certification exams to achieve exam success.

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13 Responses

  1. Snehal says:

    Hi Edward,

    I wanted to know how important it is to study/read Part 2 of the PMBOK Guide i.e. The standard for Project Management for PMP exam. Or the exam is mainly focused on Part 1 and the Agile Practice Guide?


  2. Tejaswini Mandhre says:

    Hello Edward,
    I followed your notes for my PRINCE2 Foundation exam & without doubt cleared it. Thank you for the notes. I am now preparing for the PMP 6th edition exam, plaaning to appear for the exam in May/June 2018. If you could mail me the notes, flascards it would be really helpful. Thank you in advance.

  3. bronwen says:

    thank you very much for making your journey available… i am preparing for my exams in March 2018.

  4. Amanda says:

    Dear Edward,

    You have put together excellent summary study notes.

    Thank you.


  5. Nikki says:

    I thought I was ready for the PMP until I found your site. Thanks for all the great information.

  6. danny says:

    This was very useful – thank you

  7. Naveena says:

    Hi Edward,

    From the time I started preparing for PMP, I have only been referring to your site for inputs. Keep this site alive and keep it going. It is very helpful as it is one stop place to get infor on all PMP related.