Certification

IPMA-Canada has developed, in partnership with IPMA-HR, the first comprehensive international human resource certification program in Canada. The IPMA-Canada comprehensive international certification program is designed to enhance our members’ human resource management knowledge, develop their people skills, and provide the professional recognition necessary to advance in their career.

IPMA-CertificationThe IPMA-Canada certification program consists of five (5) international designations:

For detailed information on our Revised Certification Program, please download Certification Brochure 2016 FINAL

APPLY FOR CERTIFICATION: certification-application-ipma-cp-acp-english-2016-docx


IPMA-Certified Professional (In Training) – IPMA-CP (In Training)

IPMA-CP (In Training) recognizes individuals who have completed post-secondary education in human resource management and who have not yet obtained HR work experience.  Candidates would demonstrate through an online application that they have completed post-secondary education in human resource management, have taken the IPMA-Canada “Developing Leaders in Human Resource Management” Workshop and passed the Certification Exam.

Candidates would demonstrate through an online application that they have completed at least a two (2) year education program in human resource management, have taken the IPMA-Canada “Developing Leaders in Human Resource Management Workshop” and passed the certification exam.

IPMA-CP (In Training) candidates will advance to the IPMA-CP designation upon providing proof of two (2) years’ work experience in one of the required technical proficiency areas to the National Certification            Committee.

To be eligible for certification as an IPMA-CP (In Training), you must meet the education prerequisite:

  • Candidates for this designation would have university graduation with a specialization in human resource management or successful completion of a two (2) year post-secondary program in human resource management; and
  • Taken the IPMA-Canada, “Developing Leaders in Human Resource Management Workshop;” and
  • Passed the Certification Exam

Please complete, print and email to national@ipmaigp.ca

 


IPMA-Certified Professional (IPMA-CP)

The IPMA-CP designation recognizes individuals who are entry and mid-level human resource professionals who meet the educational requirements and who have a minimum of two years of human resource work experience in one of the required technical proficiency areas, have passed the Certification Exam and completed the IPMA-Canada “Developing Leaders in Human Resource Management Workshop.”

Application for IPMA-CP can be made online.

Candidates who can demonstrate that they have met the criteria for IPMA-CP may advance to the IPMA-ACP designation.

IPMA-CP members are required to recertify every three years by online application.

To be eligible for certification as an IPMA-CP, your experience must be considered at the professional level. You must also meet one of the following education/experience prerequisites:

  • Completion of a two (2) or three (3) year post-secondary program in human resource management or a bachelor level degree from a recognized post-secondary institution, plus demonstration of two (2) years of experience, as an HR professional, in at least one (1) of the technical proficiency areas.  OR
  • Completion of a one (1) year post-secondary program in human resource management, plus demonstration of three (3) years of experience, as an HR professional, in at least one (1) of the   technical proficiency areas; OR 
  • With no post-secondary education in human resource management, IPMA-CP recognizes the demonstration of eight (8) years of experience as an HR professional in at least one (1) of the required       technical proficiency areas ; AND
  • Completion of the IPMA-Canada “Developing Leaders in Human Resource Management Workshop;” AND
  • Pass the Certification Exam.

To Apply for IPMA-CP, please complete certification-application-ipma-cp-acp-english-2016-docx and email to national@ipmaigp.ca


IPMA-Advanced Certified Professional (IPMA-ACP)

The IPMA-ACP designation recognizes individuals for their broad knowledge, experience and expertise in the following areas of Human  Resources:

  • Employee and Labour Relations
  • Organizational Effectiveness & Employee Learning
  • Recruitment and Selection
  • Classification
  • Compensation
  • Employee Benefits
  • Diversity, Inclusion and Cultural Awareness
  • HR Policy, Planning, Research, and Analysis
  • Health, Wellness and Safety
  • Leadership
  • Change Management

To obtain the designation of IPMA-ACP, you are required to describe your work experience and demonstrate that you qualify for:

  • Mastery level experience in one (1) of the technical proficiency areas, plus journey level in one (1) area OR Journey level in three (3) of the technical proficiency areas.
  • IPMA-ACP candidates must apply for certification by completing the application online along with attaching their current resume inclusive of all human resource management experience, as well as pass the Certification Exam.
  • IPMA-ACP members are required to recertify every three years by application which can be found online.

To be eligible for certification as an IPMA-ACP, your experience must be considered at the professional level. You must also meet one (1) of the following education/experience prerequisites:

  • A graduate level degree plus two (2) years experience as an HR Professional; OR
  • A bachelor level degree plus four (4) years experience as an HR professional; OR
  • Three (3) year post-secondary program in human resource management and five (5) years experience as an HR professional; OR
  • Two (2) year post secondary program in human resource management and 6 years experience as an HR professional; AND
  • Pass the Certification Exam.

To Apply for IPMA-ACP, please complete certification-application-ipma-cp-acp-english-2016-docx and email to national@ipmaigp.ca


IPMA-Executive (IPMA-EX)

The IPMA-EX designation recognizes individuals who have reached the pinnacle of the profession and are being recognized as such. The designation will only be awarded to individuals who:

  • Are members in good standing with IPMA-Canada; and
  • Currently hold the designation of IPMA-ACP; and
  • Currently occupy or recently occupied (within the last twelve (12) months) a Director, Executive Director, or VP position responsible for human resource management which includes a full suite of human resource management services or specialized human resource services and the direct or indirect supervision of five (5) or more human resource professionals; and
  • Holds a Masters level from a recognized university plus six (6) years of   recent directly related human resource experience; or a Bachelors level plus eight (8) years of recent directly related human resource management experience; or an acceptable equivalent combination of education, training and twelve (12) years of recent directly related human resource management experience

IPMA-EX recipients must recertify every three (3) years by completing the online application.

To be eligible for certification as an IPMA-EX you must first be a recipient of the IPMA-ACP designation, a member in good standing and:

  • Is in or was recently in (within the last twelve (12) months) a Director, Executive Director or VP position with responsibility for human resource management including a full suite of human resource services or specialized human resource services, and the direct or indirect supervision of five (5) or more human resource professionals; and
  • Holds a Masters level from a recognized university plus six (6) years of recent directly related human resource management experience; or a Bachelors level plus eight (8) years of recent directly related human resource management experience; or an acceptable equivalent combination of education, training and 12 years of recent directly related human resource management experience

To Apply for IPMA-EX, please complete certification-application-ipma-ex-english-2016 and email to national@ipmaigp.ca


IPMA-CE

Current Certified Members of IPMA-Canada in good standing who are retired from the human resource profession may apply for the designation of IPMA-CE.

Retention of their certification is permitted with an annual Certified Emeritus membership fee.

Members who become certified emeritus are no longer required to recertify every three years.

To be eligible for an IPMA-CE, applicants must:

  • Retired as a certified member in good standing;
  • Pay annual IPMA-CE membership fees

To Apply for IPMA-CE status please complete certification-application-ipma-ce-english-2016 and email to national@ipmaigp.ca


Recertification

Recertification is an integral component of IPMA-Canada’s International Certification Program. Certified members must demonstrate their commitment to and involvement in their ongoing professional development in order to retain their professional designation.

IPMA-Canada has identified several areas of continuing education and leadership activity through which certification may be maintained. Given the rapidly changing environment of human resource management, continual professional development activities are essential.

To retain the IPMA-CP, IPMA-ACP, IPMA-EX designation, an individual must accumulate 50 points every three years and submit a completed Application for Recertification Form to the National Office of IPMA-Canada. IPMA-CP(In Training) will advance to the IPMA-ACP and will be required to recertify. The only designation no longer requiring recertification is the IPMA-CE.

At least 30 of the points must be accumulated in total from any of the following areas:

  • Certification-2Professional Development Programs,
  • Service in a Leadership Capacity,
  • Presentation and Professional Development Delivery,
  • Publications,
  • Human Resource Innovations,
  • Membership, and
  • Mentoring/Student Practicums.

At least 20 points must be achieved in experiential learning to satisfy the recertification requirements. You may begin earning points toward recertification immediately upon receiving your initial designation. Points cannot be carried over for a future recertification.

For more information, contact us.

To apply for recertification recert-application-august-2016

 

 

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