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.

For more detailed information download Certification Brochure 2016 FINAL

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[ Apply for IPMA-CS Certification – French ]

If you prefer to pay your application fee online please do so below. Be sure to also download, complete and submit the IPMA-CS Certification application (application available in English & French).

IPMA-ACP Certification


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