IPMA Certification


IPMA-HR offers two credentials: IPMA-SCP and IPMA-CP.  Please visit National IPMA-HR’s website for information on which certification is right for you.

  • IPMA-HR Certified Professional (IPMA-CP): Please check back for other dates this training will be offered by the San Diego Chapter. For information on the online HR Essentials Program, click here.
  • IPMA-HR Senior Certified Professional (IPMA-SCP): For information on how to attain this credential, please click here.


To retain the IPMA-HR certification designation (IPMA-CP), an individual must accumulate 40 points every three years and submit a completed Criteria for Recertification Form.  Please click here to access the latest recertification form from the IPMA National website.

For questions regrding IPMA-HR Certification, contact certification@ipma-hr.org or (703) 549-7100.