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Membership by Examination Route

The minimum educational requirement for student admission is the Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) with credit in five subjects, which must include English Language and Mathematics. 

Ordinary pass in either English Language or Mathematics may be considered for applicants with a Bachelor’s Degree/Higher National Diploma.

The online examination will hold four times in a year – March, June, September and December. Full information about the examination is contained in the syllabus and applicants are enjoined to read it carefully. Candidates must have been admitted as student members at least one month before the examination date.

The examining process is in 6 stages:

Foundation I

  • Introduction to Management
  • Writing and Communication Skills
  • Introduction to Economics
  • Introduction to Accounting
  • Fundamentals of Psychology & Sociology

Foundation II

  • Introduction to Human Resource Management
  • Nigerian Business Environment
  • Business Law
  • Computer Application and Management Information System
  • Elements of Politics and the Nigerian Legal System

Intermediate I

  • Business Administration
  • Advanced Economics
  • Accounting and Finance for Managers
  • Business Statistics and Social Research Methods

Intermediate II

  • Learning and Development
  • Public Administration
  • Workforce Planning and Strategies
  • Comparative Management and Administration

Professional I

  • Operations Research
  • Organisational Behaviour and Performance
  • Insurance and Pensions Management
  • Advanced Human Resource Management I
  • Presentation Skills

Professional II

  • Nigerian Labour Law
  • Advanced Employment Relations
  • Advanced Human Resource Management II
  • Labour Market Analysis

Exemption Provisions

Foundation I is the starting point for holders of WASSCE/NECO/GCE Ordinary Level. They must however possess the minimum entry requirements.

  • Holders of OND/NCE and or its equivalent in the Social Sciences, Humanities and Management courses shall begin from Foundation II.
  • Holders of Bachelor’s Degree/HND in the Social Sciences, Humanities and Management courses shall begin from Intermediate II.
  • Holders of Bachelor’s Degree/HND in other disciplines shall begin from Intermediate I
  • Candidates who are 30 years and above with a minimum of five (5) credits which must include English Language and Mathematics at “O” level and its equivalent will start from Foundation II.
  • Holders of higher degrees (e.g. M.A./M.Sc/MBA/M.Phil/Ph.D) in relevant disciplines shall begin from PE I.
  • Holders of higher degrees in other disciplines shall begin from Intermediate II.
  • Candidates who hold the Associate certificate, by Examination only, of other relevant and recognized Institutes with a Bachelor’s Degree/HND and possess the requisite five credits at Ordinary level shall begin from PE I upon submission and acceptance of the student’s transcript from such Institute.

Preparation for the Examination

Candidates are to prepare for examination by attending lectures at the Institute’s accredited study centers. In addition to lectures, students will find as provided in the syllabus recommended texts for each subject. Also candidates will be provided with customized study packs (for all subjects) at a fee upon registration for each diet of examination.

The texts are by no means exhaustiveOn completion of the examination and the final professional requirements, the candidate shall attend the Induction ceremony during which he/she shall be admitted to the grade of Associate.

Payment Fees

Stages Examination Exemption
FOUNDATION I
N 26,800.00
-
FOUNDATION II
N 30,800.00
N 12,200.00
INTERMEDIATE I
N 34,800.00
N 13,500.00
INTERMEDIATE II
N 38,800.00
N 14,900.00
PROFESSIONAL I
N 42,700.00
N 16,200.00
PROFESSIONAL II
N 46,700.00
-

Membership through the HR Practitioners’ Route

A.

Minimum of Bachelor’s degree/Higher National Diploma (HND) or its equivalent

B.

Minimum of seven (7) years post graduation experience (Not inclusive of the one
(1) year mandatory NYSC service), five (5) of which must be in Human
Resource/Administrative practice at any advisory/management level in a structured and
recognised organisation.

The categories of organisations are as follows:

  • Public Sector including MDAs, Ministries, Local Government, Education, etc
  • Oil and Gas
  • Telecommunications
  • Media & Advertising
  • Transport
  • Banking & Insurance
  • Manufacturing
  • Professional Institutes
  • *Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs)
  • Others (please specify the category of organization)

NOTE
The categories above include Multi-national companies, Publicly quoted companies, Private companies in all sectors, etc.

Central Bank of Nigeria, NASME, etc define SMEs as “businesses with turnover of less than N100MM per annum and/ or less than 300 employees”. The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in a stand-alone definition defines an SME according to asset base and number of staff employed. The criteria are an asset base between N5 million and N500 million, and a staff strength between 11 and 300 employees.

C.

Currently employed and occupying a position not less than Supervisor/Manager or its equivalent in the private sector or Grade Level 10 or its equivalent in the public
sector.

D.

Demonstrable cognate experience and competence in at least five (5) of the following core areas of Human Resource Management:

  • Human Resource Management
  • Resourcing and Talent Planning
  • Performance Management System
  • Rewards and Remuneration Management
  • Learning and Talent Development
  • Change Management
  • Industrial and Employee Relations
  • Employee Engagement
  • Diversity and Inclusiveness

E.

Record of attendance at five (5) relevant Human Resource Management courses/programmes or other related Management training programmes in the last seven (7) years to ensure that the applicants appreciate the need for continuing professional development.

F.

Two reference details MUST be provided as part of application process (one of the references must be supplied by the current/most recent employer/line manager).

G.

Applicants who meet the above criteria (following assessment by the Institute and the approval of Leadership) would be required to participate in a 2-day programme titled: “Contemporary Human Resource Management Practice: Issues and Challenges”.

H.

Successful applicants shall then be inducted as Associate Members of the Institute.

For further information contact:
Chartered Institute of Personnel Management
CIPM House, CIPM Avenue, Alausa-Ikeja, Lagos
Tel: 09139350965
E-mail: practitionersroute@cipmnigeria.org

Membership through the Executive Route

A.

Minimum of Bachelor’s degree/Higher National Diploma (HND) or its equivalent

B.

Minimum of twelve (12) years post-graduation experience (Not inclusive of the one (1) year mandatory NYSC Service), six (6) years of core HR/ Administrative experience, five (5) of which must be at Senior Management/Executive level AND in a cross-functional management role in a structured/recognized Organisation as listed in categories below:

  • Public Sector including MDAs, Ministries, Local Government, Education, etc
  • Oil and Gas
  • Telecommunications
  • Media & Advertising
  • Transport
  • Banking & Insurance
  • Manufacturing
  • Professional Institutes and
  • Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs)
  • Others (please specify the category of organization)

NOTE
The categories above include Multi-national companies, Publicly quoted companies, Private companies in all sectors, etc.

Central Bank of Nigeria, NASME, etc define SMEs as “businesses with turnover of less than N100MM per annum and/ or less than 300 employees”. The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in a stand-alone definition defines an SME according to asset base and number of staff employed. The criteria are an asset base between N5 million and N500 million, and a staff strength between 11 and 300 employees.

C.

Currently employed and occupying a position not less than Functional Lead, Senior Specialist, Senior HR Consultant, etc or its equivalent in the private sector or Grade Level 15 in the public sector.

D.

Record and evidence of successful completion of strategic projects in the management/development of Human Resource with ability to clearly communicate these achievements.

E.

Demonstrable cognate experience and competence in at least five (5) of the following core areas of Human Resource Management:

  • Human Resource Management
  • Resourcing and Talent Planning
  • Performance Management System
  • Rewards and Remuneration Management
  • Learning and Talent Development
  • Change Management
  • Industrial and Employee Relations
  • Employee Engagement
  • Diversity and Inclusiveness

F.

Record of attendance at five (5) relevant Human Resource Management courses/programmes or other related Management training programmes in the last five (5) years to ensure that the applicants appreciate the need for continuing professional development.

G.

Two reference details MUST be provided as part of application process (one of the references must be supplied by the current/most recent employer/line manager).

H.

Applicants who meet the above criteria (following assessment by the Institute) will be
invited for an interactive session (mandatory experiential Interview). Upon successful
assessment at the interview and approval by the Leadership, you would then be required to participate in a one-day mandatory Programme titled: “Strategic Human Resource Management Master Class” as part of the admission process.

I.

Successful applicants shall be inducted as Full Members of the Institute.

For further information contact:
Chartered Institute of Personnel Management
CIPM House, CIPM Avenue, Alausa-Ikeja, Lagos
Tel: 09139350965
E-mail: practitionersroute@cipmnigeria.org

Membership through the Academic Route

This is specifically designed for Lecturers, Vice Chancellors, Professors, Readers, Researchers, Head of Department that lectures Human Resource/ Industrial Relation/ Employee Relation and other related fields.

 

CATEGORY A

A.

Minimum of Bachelor’s degree/HND or its equivalent.

B.

Minimum of seven (7) years post-graduation/NYSC experience.

C.

Currently employed in any recognized higher Institution and occupying a position not less than Lecturer I and II, Graduate Assistants and Head of Department.

D.

Lectures and assesses relevant subject area at undergraduate or Masters Level.

E.

Record of attendance at five (5) relevant Human Resource Management courses/programmes or Authored (individual or jointly) a relevant article, review or other publication in the last 7 years (WITH EVIDENCE OF SAID PUBLICATION).

F.

Last promotion letter stating current position.

G.

Supervises undergraduate or postgraduate level research in a relevant subject area.

H.

Takes part in internal or external HR research.

I.

Participates in funded relevant research.

J.

Two Reference details MUST be provided as part of the application process (one of the references must be supplied by the current/most recent employer/line manager).

K.

Applicants who meet the above criteria (following assessment by the Institute and the approval of Leadership) would be required to participate in a 2-day programme titled: “Contemporary Human Resource Management Practice: Issues and Challenges”.

L.

Successful applicants shall be inducted as Associate Members (ACIPM) of the Institute.

CATEGORY B

A.

Minimum of Master’s degree or its equivalent.

B.

Minimum of twelve (12) years post-graduation/NYSC Lecturing experience or its equivalent.

C.

Currently employed in any recognized higher Institution and occupying a position not less than Senior Lecturers, Vice Chancellors, Reader, Professors, Associate Professors.

D.

Record of attendance at five (5) relevant Human Resource Management courses/programmes or Authored five (5) relevant research/journal articles or other publications in reputable academic or professional media.

E.

Record and evidence of successful completion of Research Projects within the applicant’s core area/specialization with ability to clearly communicate these achievements.

F.

Last promotion letter stating current position.

G.

Supervises postgraduate level research in an HR subject area.

H.

A course examiner in or an external examiner in a defined HR subject area.

I.

Participates in and leads funded research in relevant policy.

J.

Contributes to or leads innovation in the design and delivery of practical HR tools.

K.

Two Reference details MUST be provided as part of the application process (one of the references must be supplied by the current/most recent employer).

L.

Applicants who meet the above criteria (following assessment by the Institute) will be invited for an interactive session (mandatory experiential Interview). Upon successful assessment at the interview and approval by the Leadership, you would then be required to participate in a one-day mandatory Programme titled: “Strategic Human Resource Management Master Class” as part of the admission process.

L.

Successful applicants shall be inducted as Full Members (MCIPM) of the Institute.

Membership through the Military & Paramilitary Route

This is specifically designed for officers who have demonstrable cognate experience and competence in the core areas of Human Resource Management or Administrative responsibilities in the Military and Paramilitary career field.

CATEGORY A

A.

Minimum of Bachelor’s degree/HND/NDA or its equivalent.

B.

Minimum of seven (7) years post-graduation/NYSC experience.

C.

Currently serving and occupying a position not less than Second Lieutenant, Lieutenant, Captain Major, etc or its equivalent in the Military and Paramilitary field.

D.

Contributes to or leads innovation in the design and delivery of practical HR/Tactical/Strategic/Operational tools.

E.

Record of attendance at five (5) training programmes, at least three (3) of the training attended must be in core HR/Tactical/Strategic/Operational subjects in the last 7 years.

F.

Last promotion letter should state current designation.

G.

Two reference details MUST be provided as part of the application process (one of the references must be supplied by the current/most recent employer/line manager).

H.

Applicants who meet the above criteria (following assessment by the Institute and the approval of Leadership) would be required to participate in a 2-day programme titled: “Contemporary Human Resource Management Practice: Issues and Challenges”.

CATEGORY B

A.

Minimum of Bachelor’s degree/HND/ NDA or its equivalent.

B.

Minimum of twelve (12) years post-graduation/NYSC or its equivalent.

C.

Currently serving and occupying a position not less than Colonel, Brigadier General, Major General and above, or its equivalent in the Military and paramilitary sector.

D.

Record of attendance at five (5) training programmes, at least Three (3) of the training attended must be in core HR/Tactical/Strategic/Operational subjects in the last 5 years.

E.

Record and evidence of successful completion of cross-functional projects outside Core area/ Specialization with ability to clearly communicate these achievements. (e.g. Foreign Posting, Command operations, Tactical/Strategic Operations etc).

F.

Last promotion letter should state current designation.

G.

Contributes to or leads innovation in the design and delivery of practical HR/Tactical/Strategic/Operational tools.

H.

Two Reference details MUST be provided as part of the application process (one of the references must be supplied by the current/most recent employer).

I.

Applicants who meet the above criteria (following assessment by the Institute) will be invited for an interactive session (mandatory experiential Interview). Upon successful assessment at the interview and approval by the Leadership, you would then be required to participate in a one-day mandatory Programme titled: “Strategic Human Resource Management Master Class” as part of the admission process.

J.

Successful applicants shall be inducted as Full Members (MCIPM) of the Institute.

Corporate Membership

Benefits of Corporate Membership

Free copies of CIPM Quarterly Journals and Publications detailing key HR research outcomes on strategic HR processes and focus areas.
Free participation in our annual HR Best Practice Award.

Provision of free HR Advisory services on Rewards Management and Survey data for Compensation and Benefits as well as Consulting services in Organization Design and Performance Management.

Free advisory services on policy design and guidance on compliance with government legislations, regulations and policy statements on Human Resource practice.
Ready access to CIPM subject matter experts on issues relating to Industrial Relations and the Labour Law.
15% discount for 5 to 10 members from the organization, attending any of our key programmes/events.
Free booths or adverts for collaboration with CIPM through sponsorships of key programmes.
  • Nigerian Labour Law
  • Advanced Employment Relations
  • Advanced Human Resource Management II
  • Labour Market Analysis

To commence your application process, send a mail to  corporatemembership@cipmnigeria.org.

Kindly supply the following along with your application for corporate membership

  • Company’s Profile/Management Structure to determine the place of HRM
  • Company’s Certificate of Incorporation
  • Current Annual Report & Financial Statement (If applicable)
  • Reference from a Professional Member of the Institute (Full Member or Fellow)
  • Company’s Registered Office Address (including e-mail)
  • Application Form – N10,000.00

Annual Subscription

Private Sector

TURNOVER SUBSCRIPTION
Over N10bn
N1,000,000.00
N5bn – N9bn
N500,000.00
N1b - N4.9b
N350,000.00
N500m – N999m
N100,000.00
N101m – 499m
N80,000.00
N10m – N100m
N50,000.00

Public Sector

SECTOR/NGO/MDA SUBSCRIPTION
FEDERAL
N500,000.00
FEDERAL
N250,000.00
STATE
N100,000.00
EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS
N50,000.00
NGOs
N50,000.00
OTHERS
N30,000.00

Corporate Members

3RS INTEGRATED SERVICES & INVESTMENT LTD.

ASCENTECH SERVICES LIMITED

BLUEBRAIN SERVICES LTD.

CASPIANA CONSULTING NIG. LTD

CHEVRON NIG. LTD

DCSL CORPORATE SERVICES LTD.

ENCAPSULATE NIGERIA LTD.

FIFTH GEAR PLUS

FIN. INSTITUTIONS TRAINING CENTRE

HABIBA BALOGUN LIMITED (HBL)

 

MIDRAMO

NEMARA OIL & GAS LTD

NIGERIA EMPLOYERS’ CONSULTATIVE ASSOCIATION (NECA)

OUTSOURCE OMNI CHANNEL

PRICE WATERHOUSE COOPERS

PROFOGAS

STRESERT SERVICES LIMITED

SYSTEMSPECS LIMITED

TRANET GLOBAL QC

WHYTE CLEON LIMITED

International Delegates

CIPM Members
$300

CIPM Non-Members
$500