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Membership Structure

IPMP have three categories with nine grades of membership levels based on experience, responsibility and education. The membership of the institute shall consist categories with nine levels which are as follows:

Student Member (Certificate): This Level is open to all individuals yearning to be relevant in all fields. The objective of this qualification is to empower and increase the knowledge, skills and confidence of people at various areas.

 Associate Member (Advance Certificate): This Level is built on the knowledge gained from studying the certificate, although students with Diploma in Project Management from a recognized educational institution and professional body with one or two experiences and knowledge shall be exempted to begin their studies at this level.  Membership at this level grant the permission to use the prefix APMP after his/her names after successfully meeting the requirement of the level and the institute.

 Full Members (Professional Diploma): This Level is built on the knowledge gained from studying the Advance Certificate Level, although students with Advance Diploma (HND) in Project Management from a recognized educational institution and professional body with two or three years’ experiences and knowledge shall be exempted to begin their studies at this level. The course is of benefit to those in middle management positions who seek to develop a more strategic view of Project Management operations. It will give them the capability to review and modify operational activities. Students also gain an understanding of key areas from an international viewpoint. Membership at this level grant the permission to use the prefix MPMP after his/her names after successfully meeting the requirement of the level and the institute.

 Chartered Member (Professional Advance Diploma): This Level is aimed at giving senior managers and leader’s strategic management and decision-making skills to enable them stimulate to the highest levels of success and impact. Membership at this level shall be granted the permission to use the prefix ChPMP after his/her names after successfully meeting the requirement of the level and the institute.

 Master (Professional Graduate Diploma): This Level is including Organisational Building & Structuring. Students are expected to become familiar with analytical concepts and to use them in their management role. They will be aware of ethical issues, sustainability, and global environmental issues. Students will develop skills and research methodology and importantly must produce a work–based project. Membership at this level grant the permission to use the prefix MhPMP after his/her names after successfully meeting the requirement of the level and the institute.

 Consultant/Engineer (Professional Post Graduate): This Level is including Project Management Consultant, Petroleum (Oil & Gas) Project Engineer, Project Procurement Engineering, Project Financial Engineering, Project Development Planning, Project Health & Safety Engineer and Facility Management Engineer. Members at this level uses analytical concepts in their research experience. They are to be aware of managerial decision making, project performance, sustainability, and global environmental issues. Member candidate must be able to develop skills and research methodology and importantly must produce a work based project.   Membership at this level grant the permission to use the prefix CPMC, CPMEE, CPPE, CPFE, CPPE, CFME, PDP, or PHSE after his/her names after successfully meeting the requirement of the level and the institute.

 Fellow Member (Professional Doctorate): This level of membership grade does not require any professional examination but requires industrial experience of executing one-billion-dollar project as a project consultant, project manager, and a team member on the project board. Applicant should hold a Master’s Degree from recognized academic institutions or fellow from recognized professional body with 20 – 25 years working experience as a project consultant and been able to execute one-billion-dollar project contract before applying for this membership.  Membership at this level grant the permission to use the prefix FPMP after his/her names after successfully meeting the requirement of the level and the institute.

Honorary Fellow: The Honorary Fellow is granted to individuals whose expertise is not only limited to high records of academia but with a vast working experiences in executing project.  Although the individual may not necessarily need to first be IPMP Fellow, the individual must meet the primary criteria established for IPMP Fellowship: having made a significant development and/or outstanding contribution to the advancement of the profession, the project management industry. Membership at this level grant permission to use the prefix FhPMP after his/her names after successfully meeting the requirement of the level and the institute.

Distinguished Fellow Member: This level of membership is the highest grade of membership and does not require any professional examination but requires industrial experience of executing five-billion-dollar project as a project consultant, project manager, or team member on the project board.  Applicant must hold a Doctorate Degree from a recognized academic institution with over 30 years working experience as a project manager or Project Consultant before applying.  Membership at this level grant the permission to use the prefix DhPMP after his/her names after successfully meeting the requirement of the level and the institute.