Frequently Asked Questions
When inquiring about certification, do I first ask about the EXAM?
Which certification is right for me?
Do I have to take a course to become certified?
What does DCHRS Graduate mean?
Who can take advantage of the Special Rate for DCHRS Graduates?
What happens if I completed the Public Sector HR Essentials prior to March 2016?
What do I do if I’m already registered for an IPMA-HR Certification Exam?
Do I need to know more about the certification exams?
What if I have ordered a study guide, but I don’t know how to access it?
IPMA-SCP Study Guide will be sent via US mail.
IPMA-CP Study Guide access is available via download. Go to the “Login In” prompt. Login with your “username” and “password.” If you have forgotten your login information, you may also reset it here. Click on Transactions; scroll down to My Downloads; click on the Download “Button.”
How do I access my online profile and what can it tell me?
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."
How many points do I need to recertify?
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.
Is it time for me to get recertified?
I am looking for ideas on how to obtain recertification points?
How do I determine how many points my professional development program is worth?
For other questions, please contact IPMA-HR certification at (703) 549-7100 or firstname.lastname@example.org.