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Since it debuted in 2000, more than 22,000 HR professionals around the world have enhanced their careers with IPMA-SCP and IPMA-CP certifications.


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  • Featured: April Government Affairs Summary

    Updates: Federal Deficit, FLSA Supreme Court Decision, FMLA Leave, Travel Time, ACA Litigation, ADEA Amicus Brief 

Upcoming Events

2018 International Training Conference
  • 2018 Western Region Conference

    April 25 to 27, 2018 in Sacramento, CA

    You really do not want to miss out on this truly extraordinary conference which is the long awaited encore event of the super successful 2008 WRIPMA-HR Conference held at this same site.

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  • 2018 Southern Region Conference

    May 20 to 23, 2018 in Birmingham, AL

    2018 IPMA-HR Southern Region Training conference will be held in Birmingham, Alabama, “The Magic City.” The three-day conference will be held at The Sheraton Birmingham Hotel May 20-23, 2018. The conference will include powerful keynote sessions, breakout sessions and networking evening events and provide you with valuable resources, products and services.

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  • 2018 Eastern Region Conference

    June 17 to 20, 2018 in Baltimore, MD

    Harboring Our Inner Strength, Enhancing Our HR Toolkit

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  • 2018 Central Region Conference

    June 24 to 27, 2018 in Madison, WI

    Attend the 82nd IPMA-HR Central Region Training Conference to be held in beautiful downtown Madison, Wisconsin at the Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor’s Club from June 24 to June 27.

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    HR News

    April 2018

    Diversity and Inclusion

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    HR Bulletin


    IPMA-HR's weekly e-newsletter, e-mailed to members, featuring legislative news and reports.

  • Public Personnel Management

    Public Personnel Management


    This award-winning quarterly journal focuses on trends, case studies, and the latest research by top human resource scholars and industry experts.


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    IPMA-CP Certification Study Guide

    Members: $100.00
    Non-members: $100.00

    This study guide will provide you with useful information for preparing to take and pass the HR Essentials Certification Examination, which is administered at the conclusion of the HR Essentials training program.

  • IPMA-SCP Study Guide

    IPMA-SCP Certification Study Guide

    Members: $100.00
    Non-members: $100.00

    The IPMA-SCP Study guide is available for independent IPMA-SCP exam preparation. The guide is based on the 20 HR Competencies — these are the same competencies upon which the Developing Competencies for HR Success course is based.