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To retain your IPMA-HR certification IPMA-SCP or IPMA-CP — an individual must accumulate 50 recertification points every three (3) years and submit a completed Criteria for Recertification Form.

Earning points towards recertification can begin immediately after receiving your initial IPMA-HR certification. Points cannot be carried over for future recertification.

Looking for ideas on how to obtain your recertification points? IPMA-HR offers many professional development programs that might suit your interests, including courses (online and on-site), webinars, and the International Training Conference and Expo.

Please Note:  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 = 3 recertification points
  • Programs spanning less than 6 hours = 1 recertification point.


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


Recertification Fees
IPMA-HR Member (also chapter member) $200
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(This option includes a one year online membership with IPMA-HR recertification at the member rate.)
IPMA-HR Non-member $250