FIA Code

FIA members subscribe to a self-regulatory regime that raises the sector’s profile and enhances credibility and reputation with donors, government and the community. Self-regulation is guided by the FIA Code. All members must complete the Code Training and adhere to it in their day to day fundraising.

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When you join FIA you are entitled to use the appropriate FIA Member logo which signifies that you are committed to adhering to the Code and to ethical, best-practice professional fundraising.

The FIA Code course is designed to provide members (and others involved with fundraising) with a practical understanding of the Code and how to conduct fundraising in accordance with best practice. All FIA Members and any person who is involved in fundraising including staff, CEOs, board members, and volunteers should do the Code training which covers:

  • Transparent and ethical behaviour
  • Conduct towards and communication with Donors
  • Conduct towards and communication with Beneficiaries, including people in vulnerable circumstances
  • Professional engagement with Suppliers

How we monitor Code adherence:

Administration of the Code is overseen by an independent Code Authority whose responsibilities include ongoing monitoring, complaints adjudication, and compliance training.

Code Training

The course takes approximately two hours to complete, including a quiz at the end of the course. Once registered for the course, you will have access to the FIA Learning Hub for four weeks.

Successful completion of training will be recognised through a Certificate available to download from the Hub. In addition, the Code course contributes to 2.0 continuing education points towards the CFRE designation.

Dates and Time
e-Learning anytime

4-week access to course content

Member (Includes staff of an Organisational Member)


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Video Instruction: How to register for a course via the FIA Learning Hub