The Institute of Project Management Professionals was established and licensed in Ghana, as a Prestigious, Examining, Licensing and Regulatory Professional Body, after meeting the statutory requirements, on 19th May 2016, the Institute was duly registered as a Professional Body in accordance with the provisions of the Professional Bodies Registration Decree, 1973 (NRCD 143) with Professionals Bodies Registration No.: PB. 68. Given under the Registrar of Professional Bodies at Accra-Ghana. The Institute of Project Management Professionals was incorporated under the Companies Code, 1963 (Act 179) as a Company limited by shares, on the 10th of February 2017 with a Company Registration No:CS0512120217 and a Tax Identification No.: C0007798652 with mandate to train and regulate professionals in the field of project management, conduct examination and grant membership certification to its members, to publish on matters relating to national project development, matters of professionals interest and any such other means. On the 27th of October 2018, to reflect the mission and wider aspirations of the institute, the Institute amended its constitutions (Code of Conduct) with a majority in annual membership conference held at University of Professionals Studies (UPSA) with affirmation that, this constitution (code of conduct) shall supersede any other document that regulates the conduct of members, their relationship or purpose to confer authority to Institute of Project Management Professionals or any structure falling under or formed by Institute of Project Management Professionals. This constitution (code of conduct) shall bind the governing council and all other structures established by IPMP, whether under this constitution (code of conduct) or any document purporting to confer such authority.
With reference to the Institute Constitution (Code of Conduct Article 2, Section 2.3), the registered Head Office of the Institute shall be in Accra, Ghana. This registered Head Office shall not be transferred to any other place (countries, regions, or cities) on no decision of the Governing Council. The purpose of the Institute is to promote excellence in the practice of professional project management by examining, chartering, and regulating its members. The Institute is a body corporate with perpetual succession capable of suing and being sued in its own name and of performing such acts as are necessary for and incidental to the achievement of its objects, the exercise of its powers and the performance of its functions and duties under this Constitution or under any statute of the Republic of Ghana. The vision of IPMP is to train Project Management Professionals to become the national backbone of various countries, organization and ready to meet and overcome risks/challenges, and the Mission of IPMP is to promote and advance the science and practice of project management in the world especially enhance development in West Africa and foster the highest level of professionalism in project success.
As part of professional’s academic recognition and mentoring of professional membership examination, on the 12th of October 2017, the Institute Executive Board Members applied to affiliate with the National Board of Professional & Technician Examination (NABPTEX). Base on the assessment conducted by NAPTEX Assessment Committee at the Institute Head Office in Accra-Ghana, the Board of National Board of Professional & Technician Examination (NABPTEX) approved the Institute of Project Management Professionals request for affiliate for mentoring and monitoring of its professional membership examinations. The Institute of Project Management Professionals is recognized as Recognized Professionals Body (Recognition No.: CT-PB001/18) and Registered TVET Provider (Registered No.: CT-TP0194/17) under the Council for Technical and Vocational Education & Training (COTVET) L.I. 2195 of 2012. This two national educational accreditation bodies have now been merge together as Commission for Technical and Vocational Education and Training. The Commission for Technical and Vocational Education and Training was established by the Education Regulatory Bodies Act (ERBA) 1023 of 2020 with the mandate to regulate, promote and administer technical and vocational education and training for transformation and innovation for sustainable development.
As part of meeting the international professional training and competency-base standard, the Institute of Project Management Professionals follows the Instructional Designer Competencies, Training Manager Competencies, Evaluator Competencies, and Instructor Competencies of International Board of Standards for Training, Performance and Instruction. The International Board of Standards for Training, Performance and Instruction (ibstpi®) is a not-for-profit corporation that provides leadership to the community by setting the standards. The Board is composed of up to fifteen professionals of the highest repute in their respective fields of expertise who spearhead the research & development of standards, competencies, products and services. They are selected to broadly represent the constituencies that they serve. Directors of the Board represent universities, government departments, businesses and consultancies directed at the charge of the organization.
As part of offering world recognized international graduate and advance diploma programmes to our important students and professionals, the Institute affiliate to the Institute of Commercial Management (ICM-UK). In this affiliation, Institute of Commercial Management (ICM-UK) award all Graduate Diploma, Advance Diploma and Diploma qualification to students after meeting the statutory requirements of ICM. ICM is an Awarding Organisation recognised by Ofqual, The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation, in England. Ofqual regulates the ICM Level 2 Award in Psychology only which is currently in development for a 2021 launch. For information on this and on any new ICM qualifications please keep an eye on our news and announcements section. The Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) is a single framework introduced in 2015 for describing all regulated qualifications in England. It provides information about the level of challenge and the size of each qualification, showing where a qualification sits in relation to others in terms of level and size. ICM offers single subjects and professional qualifications.
In other that partner with professional institutions to foster professional education to all individual around world, the Institute is fully accredited by West African Examinations Council (WAEC) to offer Advance Business Certificate Examination Diploma Programmes. The West African Examinations Council (WAEC), a non-profit-making organization, with its headquarters in Accra, Ghana, was established in 1952 after the Governments of Ghana (then Gold Coast), Nigeria, Sierra Leone and The Gambia enacted the West African Examinations Council Ordinances in 1951. Liberia became the fifth member of the Council in 1974. The enactment of the Ordinances was based on the Jeffrey Report, which strongly supported the proposal for the setting up of a regional examining board to harmonize and standardize pre-university assessment procedures in the then British West Africa. The main objectives of the Council are: to conduct examinations in the public interest, and to award certificates, provided that the certificates did not represent lower standards of attainment than equivalent certificates of examining authorities in the United Kingdom. The Council celebrated its 30th anniversary in March 1982 in Monrovia, Liberia during which the Convention establishing the WAEC was signed. The Convention was subsequently ratified by member Governments and came into force in August 1984. The Council under the Convention was inaugurated in March 1985. The Convention now gives uniform legal backing to the operations of the Council in all the member countries, makes provision for significant changes in the structure of the Council and gives it legal personality as an international body. A Headquarters Agreement signed with the Government of Ghana in 1987 confers certain privileges and immunities on the Council’s Headquarters in Ghana.
The Institute of Project Management Professionals is accredited by Technical Examination Unit of Ghana Education Services to offer Diploma in Business Studies programmes, and Diploma in Public Finance and Accountancy I & II. Until 1850, the development of Education in Ghana (then Gold Coast), was entirely in the hands of the Christian Missions. The system was devoid of any cohesive national policy. Government interest and participation in Ghana took centre stage between 1850 and 1925 with the passage of several Education Ordinances i.e. Governors Hill (1852), Row (1882), Griffith (1887) etc. etc. all aimed at correcting imbalances and injecting dynamism in the system. Governor Row’s Education Ordinance among others, provided for the establishment of Industrial Schools followed by Agricultural ones. The needed impetus to those Industrial and Agricultural schools came with the introduction of the Governor Rodyer’s Education reforms of (1908 – 1919) which mandated Government to take direct interest in technical education.