In pursuing professional recognition and the authority to self-regulate HRMA anticipated the need to set standards for HR education, professional standing, and practice. As a result, HRMA introduced, subsequent to external invitation to comment, a voluntary regime comprising of:
- Code of Ethics & Rules of Professional Conduct
- Compliance Standard
- Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Standard
Taken together, these HRMA standards intend to enhance protection of the public through
responsible, objective, unimpaired, and ethical conduct of HR practitioners in the performance of their work by virtue of a number of professional conditions and supporting activities.