What Is the Function of a Professional Body?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 29, 2020 8:29:38 PM ET
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The Chartered Quality Institute asserts that the main role of a professional body is to promote and support the particular profession by protecting the interests of the professionals themselves and also protecting the public interest. Some professional bodies such as those that set standards for professional competencies may heavily focus on protecting the public interest. Other professional bodies, such as trade unions, may choose to focus mainly on members' rights.

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