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Membership by Examination

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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, which are:

  • Introduction to Management
  • Writing and Communication Skills
  • Introduction to Economics
  • Introduction to Accounting
  • Fundamentals of Psychology & Sociology
  • Introduction to Human Resource Management
  • Nigerian Business Environment
  • Business Law
  • Computer Application and Management Information System
  • Elements of Politics and the Nigerian Legal System
  • Business Administration
  • Advanced Economics
  • Accounting and Finance for Managers
  • Business Statistics and Social Research Methods
  • Learning and Development
  • Public Administration
  • Workforce Planning and Strategies
  • Comparative Management and Administration
  • Operations Research
  • Organisational Behaviour and Performance
  • Insurance and Pensions Management
  • Advanced Human Resource Management I
  • Presentation Skills
  • Nigerian Labour Law
  • Advanced Employment Relations
  • Advanced Human Resource Management II
  • Labour Market Analysis

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

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For further information contact:

Chartered Institute of Personnel Management
CIPM House, 1, CIPM Avenue, Central Business District, Alausa-Ikeja, Lagos
Tel: 08105588421, 08023385269, 09098109045, 09094625615


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.

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