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Exemption Policy

Level 2 (Associate): Individuals with Diploma in Project Management from a recognized academic institution or professional body with two or three years’ working experiences and knowledge as a project team member will be granted exemption to the level of an associate.

Level 3 (Full Member): Individuals with Higher/Advance Diploma in Project Management from a recognized academic institution or professional body with four to five years’ working experiences and knowledge as a project team member will be granted exemption to the level of a full member.

Level 4 (Chartered): Individuals with Bachelor’s Degree in Project Management from a recognized academic institution with six to seven years’ working experiences and knowledge as a project manager will be granted exemption to the chartered level.

Level 5 (Master): Individuals with Master’s Degree in Project Management from a recognized academic institution with five to six years’ work experiences and knowledge as a project manager will be granted exemption to the level of a master project management professional.

Level 6 (Consultant/Engineer/Planner): Individuals with Master’s Degree in Project Management from a recognized academic institution with seven to ten years’ working experiences and knowledge as a project manager will be granted exemption to the level of a project consultant or engineer.

Level 6 (Consultant/Engineer/Planner): In the case of individuals with Master’s Degree in any other area not project management related from a recognized academic institution with twenty to twenty-five years’ working experiences and knowledge as a project manager, project consultant, project director, or member of the project board and been able to execute project contract within the project management framework before applying for this membership will be granted exemption to the level of a project consultant or engineer.

Level 7 (Fellow): Individuals with Master’s Degree in Project Management from a recognized academic institution with twenty to twenty-five years’ working experiences and knowledge as a project consultant, or project director, or member of the project board and been able to execute one-billion-dollar project contract before applying for this membership will be granted exemption to the level of a fellow.

Level 8 (Distinguished Fellow): Individuals with Doctorate Degree from a recognized academic institution with twenty to twenty-five years’ working experiences and knowledge as a project consultant, or project director, or member of the project board and been able to execute five-billion-dollar project contract before applying for this membership will be granted exemption to the level of a distinguished fellow.

In the case of individuals with Bachelor’s Degree in any other area not project management related from a recognized academic institution with two to nineteen years’ working experiences and knowledge as a project team member, project manager, project consultant, project director, or member of the project board and been able to execute project contract within the project management framework before applying for this membership will be granted exemption determined by the membership committee or the executive board.

In the case of individuals with Master’s Degree in any other area not project management related from a recognized academic institution with two to nineteen years’ working experiences and knowledge as a project team member, project manager, project consultant, project director, or member of the project board and been able to execute project contract within the project management framework before applying for this membership will be granted exemption determined by the membership committee or the executive board.

As part of your membership you are required to undertake a Six (6) months Continuous Professional Development (CPD) mandatory training to validate your membership with the institute through its Learning Management System (LMS) Project Management Modules with pass mark of 50% for each module and total of 550% for the entire programme. Membership with the Institute of Project Management Professionals (IPMP) will provide you with technical and practical knowledge information, advocacy, and professional networking opportunities, which will help advance your career. You will be able to exchange research information with other members of the institute in the field of Project Management and its related field as well as participate in Continues Development Plan programming sessions offered at various conferences throughout the year.

Members Exempted will require to pay below amount depending on the level admitted to.

Membership Levels Qualification Programme Cost
Application Fees Gh¢100.00
Level 2: Associate Member Advance Certificate Gh¢1500.00
Level 3: Full Member Professional Diploma Gh¢2500.00
Level 4: Chartered Member Advance Professional Diploma Gh¢3200.00
Level 5: Master Practitioner Professional Graduate Diploma Gh¢3600.00
Level 6: Consultant/Engineer Professional Post Graduate Diploma Gh¢4000.00
Professional: Fellow Professional Doctorate Gh¢6000.00
Professional: Honoring Fellow Professional Doctorate Gh¢6000.00
Professional: Distinguished Fellow Professional Doctorate Gh¢6000.00