Membership Categories & Pricing

Become a member and join thousands of your colleagues and a community of members who all share a common interest: public sector human resources.

IPMA-HR offers an agency-level membership and four individual membership categories, which are all outlined below, along with information on yearly dues renewal prices for each.

Agency Membership

All agencies conducting public HR functions, both in the U.S. and internationally, are eligible for membership in this category. Independent consulting groups, for-profit and private sector companies can also seek membership under this category. Dues are based on the number of staff in your HR department.


  • U.S. Agencies – Federal, state, or local level, special district, or school district in the United States. Dues depend on the number of covered staff.
  • Associates – Independent consulting groups or other for-profit, private sector companies. Dues depend on the number of covered staff.

Only covered staff of Agency members can receive all membership benefits. You can upgrade your membership and add staff at any time. Agencies must submit a list of staff to be covered.


Individuals currently working in the HR field, unemployed but looking for HR work or retired from the industry, are eligible to seek membership in this category.

Individual Membership

  • Individuals: Individuals employed in public sector HR by an agency or currently unemployed and looking for work in the field.
  • Consultants: Individuals employed by independent consulting groups or other for-profit or private sector companies.


All individuals fully retired from personnel work or are no longer employed or acting as consultants.  Please contact


Any full-time graduate or undergraduate student, or any person participating in a formal public service internship sponsored by a recognized academic institution is eligible for membership in this category. Please provide a copy of your student ID or most recent transcripts with your membership application. Student memberships will renew at the student rate for up to 5 times before transitioning into an Individual membership.

Chapter Affiliate

In addition to national membership, you may join your local IPMA-HR chapter to network with human resources professionals in your area.

IPMA-HR Bulletin Weekly Weekly
IPMA-HR News Magazine 12 Online Issues
Online Membership Directory Free Web Access
Quarterly Webinars
cover important HR topics such as employee engagement, compensation basics, ethics, social media and more
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IPMA-HR Certification (IPMA-SCP and IPMA-CP)
professional credentials that are public sector focused and competency based
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Professional Development Courses
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IPMA-HR International Training Conference & Expo
the premier annual conference for public sector HR professionals
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Access To Members-Only Website Content Included
Online Resources
including sample HR policies; benchmarking surveys; case studies; and best practices, current HR policies and RFPs on more than 100 different HR topics
Job Listings
for HR positions across the United States
$100 Discount Full Price
Public Safety Tests
(for agency members only)
5% Discount Full Price
*As a chapter affiliate you will not be allowed to hold IPMA-HR national office or vote in elections


Agency Membership

1-3 Staff $420
4-6 Staff $790
7-10 Staff $1,137
11-25 Staff $2,625
26-50 Staff $3,858
More than 50 HR Professional Staff $4,200

Individual Membership

Rate Yearly Dues
Individual Member $175
Emeritus $95
Renews at this rate for up to five years.

Membership rates are for all new memberships with a start date of January 1, 2023 later and renewals starting March 1, 2023 or later.

Individual memberships cannot be transferred

Not sure which membership is right for you or your agency?

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