PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATIONS POLICY
The Institute of People Management’s membership structure is designed to recognise HR Professionals according to their levels of knowledge and competence. IPM membership eligibility is determined by satisfying the minimum education and/or knowledge, skills and experience requirements as laid out in the IPM Membership Criteria for different levels of membership.
Each membership level carries with it a professional designation as stated here
The Institute of People Management’s Membership and Professional Development Committee meets regularly to discuss issues pertaining to IPM Professional Membership and Professional Development. The committee is tasked with reviewing key policies, principles and processes and ensuring they remain relevant and fit for purpose. They can also revoke professional designations awarded.
The grounds for revocation include:
- conviction of a crime arising out of the members performance or non-performance of professional duties
- disciplinary or employment action (such as suspension, termination, demotion or transfer) by the employer against the member, arising from the members performance or non-performance of professional duties
- breach of the IPM Code of Conduct
- lack of compliance with the IPM Continuing Professional Development Policy.
IPM members are accorded with the duty to report to the Committee if they are aware of grounds for revocation. Any person, organization or employer may also report to the IPM Membership and Professional Development Committee, grounds where revocation may be required.