Chartered Institute of Personnel Management (CIPM)

The Chartered Institute of Personnel Management (CIPM) is the apex body for the practice of Human Resource Management in Nigeria. CIPM is chartered by legislation to regulate and promote professional excellence in the acquisition and application of knowledge and skills by practitioners and through this contribute to sustainable national development. The Institute is continually implementing innovations, to positively transform, develop and sustain professional excellence in the Human Resource Profession.


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 examinations are held February and August every year. 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.