CIPD Partnership

An overview of the CIPD IHRP partnership


On 16 November 2017, IHRP has signed a mutual recognition agreement with the CIPD.

This signifies a strategic partnership to globalise and build a borderless HR community. The CIPD and IHRP share a common vision to develop HR professionals who are future-oriented and are able to embrace change to unlock the potential of people and enable transformation of business.

As part of the CIPD-IHRP Partnership, HR professionals can enjoy mutual recognition from both the CIPD and IHRP through the respective bridging pathways.

For The CIPD Members

  • Associate Member (Assoc CIPD) maps to IHRP Certified Professional (IHRP-CP)
  • Chartered Member (MCIPD) maps to IHRP Certified Professional (IHRP-CP) or IHRP Senior Professional (IHRP-SP)
  • Chartered Fellow (FCIPD) maps to IHRP Senior Professional (IHRP-SP) or IHRP Master Professional (IHRP-MP)*

*HR professionals who are senior/C-level HR leaders, well-regarded by the HR community and have actively contributed back to the HR industry, will be invited to apply for the IHRP-MP

If you are a CIPD professional member and would like to benefit from mutual recognition, you will need to submit an application form. IHRP will contact you to arrange a pre-assessment touch point (30 – 45 min) to evaluate the IHRP Certification level which you are eligible for. For frequently asked questions, you may refer to them here.

Request for the application form here.

For IHRP Certified Professionals

  • IHRP Certified Professional (IHRP-CP) maps to Associate Member (Assoc CIPD)
  • IHRP Senior Professional (IHRP-SP) maps to Chartered Member (Chartered MCIPD) or Chartered Fellow (Chartered FCIPD)
  • IHRP Master Professional (IHRP-MP) mapsto Chartered Fellow (Chartered FCIPD)

If you are an IHRP certified professional and would like to benefit from mutual recognition, you will need to complete a bridging assessment based on your current membership level.

Please visit CIPD's website, email cipd@cipd.asia or call 6338 4528 for more information.

For frequently asked questions, you may refer to them here.

You can be recognised and conferred with the respective IHRP Certification if you fulfill the respective bridging requirements.

Interested to bridge to the IHRP Certification? Apply here

How to become an Associate CIPD Member if you are a Level 1 – IHRP Certified Professional

Assessment method: 90 minute Professional Discussion (Skype), using competence based questions on knowledge and behaviour. Rating Sheet completed by assessor, verified by CIPD. Very short summary feedback to candidate (no actual report)

Cost to IHRP candidate*: S$650

How to become a CIPD Chartered Member if you are a Level 2 – IHRP Senior Professional

Assessment method: Pre Assessment Discussion, completion of a case study, and a 2.5 hour Professional Discussion (Skype) using competence based questions on knowledge and behaviour

Cost to IHRP candidate*: S$2300

How to become a CIPD Chartered Fellow if you are a Level 2 – IHRP Senior Professional

Assessment method: Pre Assessment Discussion, completion of a case study, and a 2.5 hour Professional Discussion (Skype) using competence based questions on knowledge and behaviour

Cost to IHRP candidate*: S$2800

How to become a CIPD Chartered Fellow if you are a Level 3 – IHRP Master Professional

Assessment method: 2 hour Professional Discussion

Cost to IHRP candidate*: S$1000

*Note: CIPD Joining and membership fees are applicable

Application details at the CIPD's webpage