Individual Membership(Professional Bodies Registration NO. PB. 68 | Affiliated to NABPTEX | Partner of American Association of Project Managers)
IPMP is a qualified professional association for Project Managers in Africa. Its particular emphasis on developing the Project Management professionals within Africa and worldwide. Courses are delivered locally by accredited professional trainers /facilitators, the Certificates for the international courses are awarded by the Institute’s headquarters in Accra, Ghana. Candidates who successfully pass the examinations, (pass mark of 50 and above) subject to meeting qualifying experience criteria, may be awarded post designators letters for Associate, Member, Chartered Member, Certified Member, Consultant, & Fellow Member
We have eight grades of membership based on experience, responsibility and education. The following are the grades of memberships at IPMP:
This Level is open to all individuals yearning to be relevant in all fields. The objective of this qualification is to empower and increase the knowledge, skills and confidence of people at various areas.
Associate Member – APMP, APPE, APFE, ACPE
This Level builds on the knowledge gained from studying the Foundation, although students with some experience may wish to begin their studies at this level.
Membership – MPMP, MPPE, MPFE, MCPE
This Level builds on the knowledge gained from studying the Associate Member Level, although students with some experience may wish to begin their studies at this level. The course is of benefit to those in middle management positions who seek to develop a more strategic view of Project Management operations. It will give them the capability to review and modify operational activities. Students also gain an understanding of key areas from an international viewpoint.
Chartered Member – ChPMP, ChPPE, ChPFE, ChCPE
This Level is aims at giving senior managers and leader’s strategic management and decision-making skills to enable them stimulate to the highest levels of success and impact.
Certified Member – CPMP, CPPE, CPFE, Cf.PE
This Level includes Organisational Building & Structuring. Students are expected to become familiar with analytical concepts and to use them in their management role. They will be aware of ethical issues, sustainability, and global environmental issues. Students will develop skills and research methodology and importantly must produce a work–based project.
Consultant – CPMC, CPPC, CPFC, Pr.EC
This Level includes Project Consultancy Theory. Students are expected to use analytical concepts in their research thesis. They will be aware of managerial decision making, project performance, sustainability, and global environmental issues. Students will develop skills and research methodology and importantly must produce a work–based project.
Doctoral Fellow in Project Management – Dr. FPMP
Doctoral Fellow Program builds on the foundation of the Certified Project management Consultant, Certified Project Procurement Engineer, Certified Project Financial Engineer and Master’s Degree in Project Management to help prepare members for senior level leadership, consulting, and teaching positions within business, government, nonprofit organizations, etc. Doctoral Fellow Candidate in this concentration are educated to discover new solutions to unsolved problems as a leader within global organizations. Candidate will develop analytic and research skills to define problems, study advanced content knowledge to discover innovative solutions, and practice consulting and leadership techniques to facilitate innovative change in organizations, communities, and society. Using these skills, members may find opportunities as leaders within non-profit organizations and businesses, as consultants, or as faculty within higher education.
Honoring Fellow – FhPMP, FhPPE, FhPFE, FhPE
On exceptional circumstances, individual who have distinguished themselves practically in the field of Project Management but who may not have the requisite academic and/or professional qualifications may be granted Honorary Fellowship with the post nominal ‘Hon. FPMP’. This category of membership is reserved strictly for the few individuals who have proven ability as renowned professional Manager in their various areas of Endeavour’s or Specialization. Also, at the recommendation and approval of the council, individuals who have offered services of a special nature to the Association or who have made the Association proud by way of their contribution to National Project Management Policy Implementation thereby enhancing the country’s Economic growth and development.
Exemptions and Equivalences
The Board may grant full or partial exception(s) in cases where the equivalence of a certificate and diploma has been established by the IPMP Academic Board. Every student shall be deemed to have understood and accepted the boards and relevant institution’s rules and regulations.
- Candidate with Bachelor Degree in Procurement Management, Project Management, Project Financial Engineering & Project Economics, with 3 years working experience as a Manager or Team Member shall be exempted and award with Membership
- Candidate with Master’s Degree in Procurement Management, Project Management, Project Financial Engineering & Project Economics with 2 years working experience as a Manager or Team Member shall be exempted and award with Chartered Member
- Candidate with Master’s Degree in Procurement Management, Project Management, Project Financial Engineering & Project Economics with 4 years working experience as a Manager or Team Member shall be exempted and award with Certified Member
- Candidate with Doctorate Degree in Procurement Management, Project Management, Project Financial Engineering & Project Economics with 3 years working experience as a Management or Team Member shall be exempted and award with Project Consultant