CIPM Courses

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.

The examining process is in 6 stages, which are:

Foundation I
Foundation II
Intermediate I
Intermediate II
Professional I
Professional II
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

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