Whether you hold an IPMA-SCP or IPMA-CP certification, you must accumulate 50 recertification points every three (3) years and submit a completed Criteria for Recertification Form.

You can start earning points toward recertification immediately after receiving your initial IPMA-HR certification; however, points cannot be carried over for future recertification.

Time to Get Recertified

If you were certified in 2001, 2004, 2007, 2010, 2013 or 2016, then it’s time to get recertified!

RECERTIFY NOW - Recertification Criteria Form - Fillable PDF 

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Did you know? You can access your IPMA-HR member number, retrieve your user ID and password, courses and conference registrations, education history, certification history, committee, and online group memberships online. Just sign in to the site and view your profile, then click on "Activities."  To make payments online just sign in and click “Transactions.”

Looking for ideas on how to obtain recertification points?

IPMA-HR offers many professional development programs specifically designed with the public sector HR professional in mind, including courses (online and on-site), webinars, and the annual International Training Conference and Expo

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We Recognize all HR-related Programs

IPMA-HR recognizes all HR-related professional development courses, conferences and webinars. A certified individual will receive the following points upon their completion of their program: 

  • Programs spanning 6 hours or more per day = 3 recertification points.
  • Programs spanning less than 6 hours per day = 1 recertification point.

Recertification Fees

IPMA-HR Member (also chapter member) $200
Join IPMA-HR Now*
(This option includes a 1-year online membership with IPMA-HR)
IPMA-HR Nonmember $250

 *Fees are due with submission of your Criteria for Recertification Form and can be paid by check, MasterCard or Visa.

All fees are subject to change.

Please contact us if you have any questions about certification.  You may also want to review the IPMA-HR Path to Certification brochure.