Excellence in HR Management

IPMA-HR is the leading public sector human resource organization in the world. We represent the interests of human resource professionals at all levels and strive to promote excellence in HR management

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There’s no limit to what you can ACHIEVE with professional development opportunities from IPMA-HR. 

Professional Development

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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.


Latest News

  • 2019 Presidential Candidates Announced

    May 22, 2018

    Cheryl Cepelak, IPMA-SCP and Larry Gillis, IPMA-SCP, are running for President-Elect.  National members (chapter only and student members are not eligible) can begin voting on August 10, 2018, and ballots are due by August 24.

  • IPMA-HR 2018 Award Nominations Now Open

    May 22, 2018

    It’s that time of the year again to nominate a well-deserved public sector individual or agency for one of the following 2018 awards, given by IPMA-HR to recognize outstanding achievements and milestones being reached within the public sector. Application deadline is by June 4, 2018.  Learn more (access award applications).

  • 2018 Education Fellowship and Scholarship Applications Now Available

    May 22, 2018

    Don't miss out on these national membership benefits!  Education funding opportunities for you and your children. Application deadline is by June 4, 2018.   Learn more (access fellowship and scholarship applications).

Annual Conference

  • 2018 IPMA-HR International Training Conference & Expo

    September 22 to 26, 2018 in Phoenix, AZ

    Whether you are new to human resources, or in a senior human resources position, the 2018 IPMA-HR International Training Conference & Expo in Phoenix, Arizona is the premier event to help you stay current in the ever-changing field of human resources.

    • ITC2018
    • Conferences

Upcoming Events

  • Government Affairs Update - June 2018

    June 12, 2018 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

    Join IPMA-HR's Executive Director, Neil Reichenberg, for this critical government affairs update to learn what changes you can expect to see on the federal legislative, regulatory, and judicial fronts going into June 2018.

    • Webinars
  • 2018 Eastern Region Conference

    June 17 to 20, 2018 in Baltimore, MD

    Harboring Our Inner Strength, Enhancing Our HR Toolkit

    • Conferences
  • 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.

    • Conferences
  • 2018 Chapter/Region Leadership Conference

    August 3 to 5, 2018 in Las Vegas, NV

    Attendance to the Chapter/Region Leadership Conference is by invitation only, to chapter and region presidents and presidents-elect.

    • Conferences


  • HR News May 2018 Cover 

    HR News

    May 2018

    Workforce and Succession Planning

  • HR Bulletin Logo

    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.