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Fundamentals of Ethics

As a Construction Financial Professional, a wide range of people and businesses rely on your ethical behavior in the execution of your professional duties. In order for others to place the greatest reliance possible on your work, it is of utmost importance that you are guided by an ethical code of conduct in all your professional relationships.  This course presents ethical concepts, including a framework for the analysis of ethical situations, and the use of case studies from actual construction situations.

Chapter coordinators, contact for more information or to schedule this course for their chapter. If you wish to attend a course at a CFMA chapter, see a list of upcoming courses, or visit CFMA’s Education Online website to learn more about CFMA’s web-based education.

This is a group-live program at the Introductory level. No prerequisites or advanced preparation required.

Program Outline:

  • What is Ethics?
  • Extreme positions to avoid
  • Consequences
  • Rights & Duties
  • Aspiration
  • Identify, Analyze, Justify, Decide
  • Case Studies

When you have completed this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the three essential components associated with all ethical decisions;
  • Explain why all three components must exist in order for any decision to be ethical;
  • Apply these essential components of ethics to real-life situations through a process of identification, analysis, justification and decision making;
  • Explain why your decision is ethical.

CPE Credit:
This is a 2-hour workshop that earns 2 CPE credits in the field of Ethics.

Who should take this course?
Accountants and CPAs, Construction Financial Managers & Controllers; Accounting Dept. Support Staff; Project Managers, Financial Services Providers, Owners and CEOs, and anyone who would like to strengthen their knowledge of ethical decision making and promoting higher standards in the workplace.


NASBAThe Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: Web site: