IPMA-HR Certification Information

The Benefits of IPMA-HR Certification

The IPMA-SCP credentials add value to your career, showing your commitment to the profession within the public sector. It is also an indicator of your competence in public sector human resources issues and expertise.

Senior Certified Professional (IPMA-SCP)

Expert individuals with the IPMA-SCP credential are public sector professionals in the field of human resources who have reached the manager, director, senior management, or executive level in the profession.

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Required Prerequisites

Expert individuals with the IPMA-SCP credential are public sector professionals in the field of human resources who have reached the manager, director, senior management, or executive level in the profession.

To be eligible for the IPMA-SCP certification, your experience must be considered at the professional/managerial level and be considered exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). You must meet one of the following education/experience prerequisites:

  • A graduate-level degree and 2 years of HR experience, including 1 year in public sector HR
  • A Bachelor's degree and 4 years of HR experience, including 1 year in public sector HR
  • An Associate's degree and 6 years of HR experience, including 1 year in public sector HR
  • No degree and 8 years of HR experience, including 1 year in public sector HR

Recertification

Expert individuals with the IPMA-SCP credential are public sector professionals in the field of human resources who have reached the manager, director, senior management, or executive level in the profession.

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