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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 follows:
|Non-Professional Membership||Professional Membership|
|Membership Category / Career Level||Affiliate Member||Student Member||Associate Member||Senior Associate Member||Professional Member||Senior Professional Member||Executive Professional Member||Fellow|
|Entry Level Mid-Level Senior and Executive Level Executive Level|
|Designation Awarded||Non- professional category of membership||Non- professional category of membership||IPMS Ass||IPMS Ass||IPMP||IPMSP||IPMEP||IPMF|
|Years of Experience||None||None||2 years||3-5 years||5 – 8 years||8 – 12 years||12+ years||Min. 3 years as Executive Professional Member|
|Qualification||None||Studying towards an HR / related qualification||3 Year SAQA Diploma||Diploma / Degree||Degree / Honours||Honours / Masters||Masters||Masters / PhD|
|or requisite experience for RPL as proven by certified Portfolio of Evidence|
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:
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.
Process for revocation
Any committee member with direct economic or personal interest in the hearing’s outcome is not permitted to participate in the process.
A member who has had their professional designation revoked may not use the IPM designation or logos in any manner. The individual is not permitted to represent to any person, organization, employer or potential employer that they have the designation and they must take full responsibility for updating all information to reflect the revoking of the designation, including in all online profiles.