What is professional recognition and why is it important?
An opportunity to be recognised professionally is important for many reasons. One being that it can provide a real sense of achievement and celebrates the knowledge and experience an individual has gained during their professional project management career. It is especially valuable because the independent standards applied when assessing for professional recognition are the same for everyone no matter the differences in their work places, job roles or how they gained the experience for their role.
Professional recognition can provide a pathway or framework for an individual’s professional development while still allowing the flexibility for different options depending on the specialism of the individual. Gaining professional recognition raises both personal and professional credibility and so can open new doors in the work environment. All of this can help to improve an individual’s visibility and standing in the work community and is often the starting point for further development.
The requirement for professionals to maintain, improve and broaden their knowledge and skills and develop the personal qualities and competencies required in their working lives is a core component of professional recognition. Maintaining and recording CPD can help to identify an individual’s strengths and interest as well as any potential professional development shortfalls. It helps to keep an individual up-to-date in their role and the food sector which we know is constantly changing.
Another essential element of professional recognition is a requirement to commit to a Code of Professional Conduct to guide the member and raise the level of trust and confidence of the public in the profession.
IPMP Membership Benefits
Members and Fellows must meet certain standards of achievement based on a combination of academic qualifications and knowledge gained through relevant experience. Fellows must also be able to demonstrate a high level of achievement and exceptional professionalism in relation to project management profession. Once you have completed your IPMP Qualification by and passing your exams, along with three years’ practical experience and the Ethics and Professional Skills module, you will be invited to become an IPMP member. You will be able to use the ‘IPMP’ letters after your name.
Being a Member or Fellow of IPMP can provide you with independent and external recognition for your qualifications and achievements. It can also provide valuable ways for you to focus on maintaining and enhancing your technical and professional skills and knowledge. IPMP can support this intent by providing you with a professional development roadmap linking IPMP membership and professional registration with staged recognition leading to IPMP Fellowship. This can also build on your employer’s current professional development management systems and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) recording processes.
As part of your membership with the Institute of Project Management Professionals (IPMP), you will receive the following:
- Granted the permission to use the prefix after your name (s) as designation
- Gain Professional Recognition to manage both private & public project
- Improve your Project Management skills in bidding for government project contract
- Boost your career earnings in project management
- Raise your confidence & competence level in managing a projects
- Improve your career progression and have the potential to earn a high salary
- Be able to work anywhere you choose, internationally – because of our world-class reputation
- Have flexibility in your career choice – you can work in any business sector from the financial services and public practice to the public and corporate sectors
- Be part of a global professional body with a reputation for driving global standards of professionalism, ethics, integrity and accountability
- Have access to a range of world-renowned technical materials and research as well as comprehensive resources designed to support your continuing professional development (CPD) including:
- Free access to project management books and jobs adverts posted by top employers
- Free access to project management standards
- Technical update
- Access to exclusive online and face-to-face learning opportunities
- Further project management qualifications from IPMP, as well as from reputable academic and professional partners
- Other national project management bodies will recognize your member status.
When you have been an IPMP member for five years and completed your CPD for that time, we will automatically award you the prestigious title of Fellow. You will receive a letter and a certificate to welcome you to your newly-awarded FPMP status. The FPMP (Fellow Certified Project Engineer or Consultant) status shows employers that you have extensive experience and have made a long-term commitment to professionalism and ethics.