There are two certification exams facilitated by IPMA-HR for public sector HR professionals.

Online IPMA-HR Senior Certified Professional (IPMA-SCP) Exam

Once your application for certification is successfully reviewed, we will send you your certification examination instructions, which include a link to the exam website, your username and password. Your examination login and password will expire (deactivate) 30 days after the date of receipt — expired logins will not be reactivated. Additional logins are available for purchase (for an additional fee). 

The IPMA-SCP exam consists of 85 multiple-choice questions; you have two hours to complete the exam.  In order to pass the IPMA-SCP exam, you must answer 60% out of 85 (51) questions.

 

Preparing for the Exam

The IPMA-SCP exam is based on 20 HR Competencies — these are the same competencies upon which the Developing Competencies for HR Success (DCHRS) course is based. We offer an IPMA-SCP Exam Study Guide for independent exam preparation and the DCHRS course online for those seeking a more in-depth study. Both are available for an additional fee. 

If you do not pass, you may re-take the IPMA-SCP exam for $100.00Please note:  In order to become IPMA-SCP certified, you must have successfully completed the certification application in conjunction with passing the IPMA-SCP exam.  One exam attempt is included in the certification application fee.

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Online IPMA-HR Certified Professional (IPMA-CP) Exam

The IPMA-CP exam is based on the Public Sector HR Essentials Program.  Completion of the training is required in order to take the exam. 

At the completion of your training, we will send you your certification examination instructions, which include a link to the exam website, your username and password. Your examination login and password will expire (deactivate) 30 days after the date of receipt — expired logins will not be reactivated. Additional logins are available for purchase (additional fee required). 

The IPMA-CP exam consists of 100 multiple-choice questions; you have two and half hours to complete the exam.  In order to pass the IPMA-CP exam, you must answer 70% out of 100 (70) questions.

 

Preparing for the Exam

The IPMA-CP exam is based on the Public Sector HR Essentials Program course work and assigned textbook. We now have the IPMA-CP Certification Study Guide available for purchase (an additional fee of $100.00 is required).

If you do not pass, you may re-take the IPMA-CP exam for $100.00Please note:  In order to become IPMA-CP certified, you must have successfully completed the Public Sector HR Essentials Program in conjunction with passing the IPMA-CP exam.  One exam attempt is included with your course registration.

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Please contact us if you have any questions about certification.

IPMA-SCP Study Guide

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