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You must first be admitted as a Student member before you can write the examination. You can apply for Student membership following these steps:

  • Visit https://www.cipmnigeria.org/Membership/Examination-Route
  • Click on ‘click here to apply or register
  • Click on create new profile
  • Fill the form and upload your credentials
  • Make the payment of N3,000 online and submit the application
  • Application takes 48 working hours to be processed. You will be notified via your registered email

If you are a Corps Member, please follow these steps:

  • Visit www.cipmnigeria.org
  • Click on ‘Membership’
  • Click on ‘Corpers Application’
  • Click on ‘Create New Profile’
  • Complete the form, make payment and submit

You can get detailed guidelines for each Exam diet.

  • Click CIPM – website cipmnigeria.org
  • Click Examination and select Examination Guidelines

You can take your examination from anywhere in the world using a functional computer with Windows iOS 10 and above or a MacBook with an internet facility.

Students can take the online-based examination at any diet in the year. These take place in March, June, September and December.

Yes. Visually impaired candidates, will be assisted with reading the questions.

Yes. Study Packs and Exam Syllabus are available on the website and can be downloaded.

CIPM has accredited Physical study centres at various locations and Online Study Centres. If interested, you can access our website https://www.cipmnigeria.org/certification-examination/study-centres

Ensure you attend the examination sensitisation webinars that will be scheduled and communicated per diet.

Please download the new test guidelines document containing the updated safe exam browser.

No. The fees are not transferrable, you should only pay for the diet you intend to write.

You can defer your examination mainly on health grounds with proof of doctor’s report. But you have a period of seven (7) years to complete all the stages of the examination.

You can still write it but the system will log you out once the time elapses.

Send your complaint via email to exams@cipmnigeria.org. We will review and reply accordingly.

Send an email to exams@cipmnigeria.org immediately after the exam explaining the situation

You will be marked absent and your payment will be forfeited.

You will make another payment whenever you intend to write.

It applies to students who do not start from the Foundation Stage.

The payment is charged in lieu of the stage(s) being exempted from

No, you only pay once for the exemption fee.

It is payable alongside your first examination fee

Examination Stage

Educational Qualifications

Foundation

·         Undergraduates from recognized Tertiary Institutions with valid Admission Letter and Student Identity Card

·         Degree (HND/B.Sc/AgrB) in Pure and Applied Sciences, other science-related disciplines

Intermediate I

·         Degree (HND/B.Sc/B.Ed/BA/BL) in Management and Social Sciences (Not HR/IRPM), Humanities, Arts, Law.

Intermediate II

·         Degree (HND/Bachelor) in Human Resources Management, Industrial Relations and Personnel Management

·         MSc/MBA in Management and Social Sciences, M. Phil, LLM, Membership of other related Professional Institutes (certified by Examination only) of other relevant and recognized Professional Institutes.

Professional I

·         M.Sc/MBA/Ph.D. in Human Resources Management, Industrial Relations and Personnel Management. 

Professional II

·         The final stage of CIPM Professional Examinations

 

STAGE FAIL 1 FAIL 2 FAIL 3 FAIL 4 FAIL 5
FOUNDATION 1 (FIVE SUBJECTS) RESIT 1 ONLY OR ALONG WITH FOUNDATION 2 RETAKE 2 ONLY RETAKE 3 ONLY RETAKE ALL RETAKE ALL
FOUNDATION 2 (FIVE SUBJECTS) RESIT 1 ONLY OR ALONG WITH INTERMEDIATE 1 RETAKE 2 ONLY RETAKE 3 ONLY RETAKE ALL RETAKE ALL
INTERMEDIATE 1 (FOUR SUBJECTS) RESIT 1 ONLY OR ALONG WITH INTERMEDIATE 2 RETAKE 2 ONLY RETAKE ALL RETAKE ALL N/A
INTERMEDIATE 2 (FOUR SUBJECTS) RESIT 1 ONLY OR ALONG WITH PROFESSIONAL 1 RETAKE 2 ONLY RETAKE ALL RETAKE ALL N/A
PROFESSIONAL 1 (FIVE SUBJECTS) RESIT 1 ONLY OR ALONG WITH PROFESSIONAL 2 RETAKE 2 ONLY RETAKE 3 ONLY RETAKE ALL RETAKE ALL
PROFESSIONAL 2 (FOUR SUBJECTS) RESIT 1 ONLY RETAKE 2 ONLY RETAKE ALL RETAKE ALL N/A

 

 

EXAMINATION FEES EFFECTIVE FROM MARCH 2023 EXAMINATION DIET

EXAMINATION STAGESEXAM FEE1 RESIT FEE2 RESIT FEE3 RESIT FEEEXEMPTION FEE
FOUNDATION I32,160.005,520.0011,040.0016,560.00N/A
FOUNDATION II36,960.006,480.0012,960.0019,440.0014,640.00
INTERMEDIATE I41,760.009,240.0018,480.00N/A16,200.00
INTERMEDIATE II46,560.0010,440.0020,880.00N/A17,880.00
PROFESSIONAL EXAMINATION   I51,240.0011,520.0023,040.0034,560.0019,440.00
PROFESSIONAL EXAMINATION II56,040.0012,720.0025,440.00N/AN/A

 

Results are released within a month after the Examination.

  • Log in to your portal
  • Click on ‘operations’ and select ‘statement of result’

The Global Standard (ISO17024) guiding the Institute’s certification process allows you to challenge your results if you wish to do so. However, it is only applicable to “failed” subject(s)

The process is as follows:
• Send an email to exams@cipmnigeria.org stating your intention to challenge your results.
• Pay the administrative charge of Twenty-Five Thousand Naira (N25,000) per subject to the Institute’s Bank Account (please note that this charge is per course/subject you intend to challenge).
Account Name: Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria
Bank: UBA Plc
Acct Number: 1001557151
Sort Code: 033152187
OR
Bank: Access Bank Plc
Acct Number: 0016322800
Sort Code: 044151164
• Send the evidence of payment to finance@cipmnigeria.org and copy exams@cipmnigeria.org
• You shall be invited to a session during which the examination questions you attempted and your
answers to those questions shall be exported from the computer and reviewed with you.
• If the outcome of the review shows there were errors in the Institute’s earlier grading decision, it shall be corrected and the administrative fee you paid earlier shall be refunded to you.
Otherwise, you shall forfeit the administrative charge.

You have seven (7) years to complete your examination before your student membership/results will be forfeited and you will be required to re-register afresh.

International Delegates

CIPM Members
$300

CIPM Non-Members
$500

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