Recertification

The period of IPMA certification is 5 years from the date on the candidate’s certification certificate. Certificate holders must re-certify after 5 years to maintain certification.

It is the responsibility of the certificate holder to monitor the expiry date of their certificate and to initiate the re-certification process.

For most of the recertification process steps the regulations are the same as for the corresponding initial process steps. The clauses below represent only the regulations for the steps that are different or are in addition to the initial certification process.

  • The application must include all necessary personal details and the re-certification level applied for.
  • The certificate holder confirms that they agree to abide by the conditions and obligations of the IPMA recertification process.
  • In addition to the requirements for the curriculum vitae for initial certification (included in the recertification application), the certificate holder is required to supply supplementary information about their continuous professional development since the last certification or re-certification by submitting Evidence of Continuing Professional Development Form
  • If the assessors, having evaluated the documents, consider it necessary to recommend an interview, the AICB decides whether an interview will take place.

Please refer to The Candidate Guide to IPMA Certification and Recertification for more details about the recertification process.

How to Apply

Candidates apply by completing the Recertification Application Form available for download here. Once submitted to ipma@aipm.com.au the candidate will be contacted by one of our team who will provide details for the payment of a non-refundable Recertification fee.

In assessing and evaluating an application for recertification, the AICB, taking account of the recommendations of the assessors, will determine one of the following outcomes:

  • renewal of certificate based on documentation supplied without interview or further investigation
  • renewal of certificate following further investigative activity, which includes one or more of the following:
    • satisfactory interview
    • supportive information from referees
    • review of complaints against the candidate
    • additional information/clarification from the candidate
  • non-renewal of certificate following further investigative activity, which must have included an interview of the candidate by the assessors, and one or more of the following:
    • information from referees
    • review of complaints against the candidate
    • additional information/clarification from the candidate

Please familiarise yourself with the following documents before submitting your Recertification Application Form.

  1. The Candidate Guide to IPMA Certification and Recertification
  2. Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct