(PLEASE NOTE:  As we transition to our new brand, we will be making a number of updates, including to our certifications. For the time being, please keep your IPMA designations/certifications as they are.  You worked hard for them, and they continue to carry the proficiency weight and organizational backing they have always had.   As we move forward, we will communicate any changes to come regarding certification and what steps will need to be taken.)

Enter your Recertification Points:



Time to Get Recertified

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.

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Please Note:  You must be currently certified to view the PortalIndividuals without a current certification please visit Get Certified to learn more about becoming certified.

Has your Certification Lapsed?  Individuals with lapsed certifications will not be able to recertify through the portal.  You will have to submit a paper Recertification Report and contact us for a current invoice. 

Please submit your Recertification Report via e-mail along with making your payment online. Click here to complete your online payment. You’ll be asked to login to you profile to view your invoice. If you are paying early, or if you do not see an open invoice for your recertification, please contact us for support.  Please note that credit card payments will only be accepted via our online system.  We do not accept credit card authorizations via fax, e-mail, mail, or phone.

Once your report has been approved and your certification has been reinstated, you will gain access to the online portal.

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 "My Registrations."  To make payments online just sign in and click “My Invoices.”

Please review IPMA-HR's Cancellation Policy.

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 (live/recorded). 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 of membership with IPMA-HR)
IPMA-HR Nonmember $250

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

All fees are subject to change.

Please contact us (certification@ipma-hr.org) if you have any questions about certification.