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IPMA-HR Certified Professional

Showing a Personal Commitment to Public Sector HR

The IPMA-HR Certified Professional (IPMA-CP) is a public sector focused credential for qualified HR professionals in an entry- or mid-level career position. It is a designation that symbolizes excellence as an HR expert. Since IPMA-HR started offering the certification in 2000, nearly 12,000 HR professionals worldwide have enhanced their careers with an IPMA-CP designation.

How does a  Certified Designation Benefit me?

The IPMA-CP is a unique designation for human resource professionals that adds value to your career. With an IPMA-HR Certified Professional, you will STAND OUT amongst your peers, demonstrating your personal commitment to the profession and competence in public sector human resources.

How do I attain an IPMA-CP certification?

IPMA-HR will automatically send you your certification credentials, along with your recertification information. Included in this packet will also be a form which provides you with the opportunity to have your supervisor and other leaders in your organization notified of your accomplishment.

How do I know if I am eligible?

All public sector HR professionals in an entry- or mid-level position (human resources specialist, generalist, and managers) are eligible for this certification; there are no prerequisites.

For questions regarding IPMA-HR certification programs, please contact Debbie Tankersely-Snook at or (703) 549-7100.