Q: How can you order the programs?
You can order and pay directly online on our secure site by clicking here and selecting the program and the format you wish to order. Payment Options: VISA, MASTERCARD or cheque. You must add the GST or HST where applicable.
NOTE: For all Text-Based CD-ROM, Multi-
Media CD-ROM and workbook orders, a flat
fee for shipping and handling of $18.00 plus
GST/HST must be added to the program cost.
Q: What is the difference between the different methods of study?
Online version: This
version contains the core
material to complete the
program. Participants have only 90
days from date of purchase to the
program material online and the same
90 day time limit to complete the program, including writing the final self-study exam. This version cannot be
printed. The online version is for personal use only and cannot be shared.
Text-Based CD-ROM version: This
version contains the core material to
complete the program on CD-ROM
which is yours to keep, so you will
continue to have access to program
material. Participants have one year
from date of purchase to complete the
program, including writing the final
self-study exam. The Text-Based CD-ROM version is for personal use only
and cannot be shared.
Multi-Media Deluxe CD-ROM
This version contains more
information than the online and Text-Based CD-ROM versions and is the
preferred, most popular method of
study. It also allows sharing with up
to nine (9) other participants from
the same organization. The initial kit
includes Multi-Media CD-ROMS, one
workbook and exam. Participants
have one year from date of purchase
to complete the program, including
writing the self-study exam. The additional participants (maximum of 9)
must purchase their own workbook
and exam at the cost of $89.00 plus
HST/GST per person and would share
the Multi-Media CD-ROM package. The
additional participants can order
workbooks and exams as required and
have one year from their date of purchase to complete the program.
Q: Are there any prerequisites required before taking any of IPM's programs?
There are no education
or work experience prerequisites
any of the programs. Most participants
have completed post-secondary
education. Also, there are no work
experience or education credits given
in lieu of taking the accreditation and
certificate programs. Participants must
purchase and complete the respective
program prior to taking the final exam.
Q: How long does it take to process the order?
Orders are normally processed within 5 business days of receipt of payment with order form. Materials are shipped Canada Post, Expedited Post.
Q: Are program orders cancellable or refundable once I've made the order?
Program orders are non-cancellable and non-refundable once you have placed your orders. All the information pertaining to the programs. content, versions, pricing and completion details are available on our website. Once you place your order, there are no refunds or cancellations permitted.
Q: What is the average time for completion for each program?
Professional Recruiter: 18 to 20 hours
Professional Manager: 30 to 36 hours
Professional Trainer: 18 to 20 hours
Personal Excellence: 18 to 20 hours
Focus Management Series: 20 to 24 hours
Q: What other material is required to complete the programs?
Our programs are designed to provide participants with hands-on practical knowledge that can be applied immediately in their workplace in a timely and cost effective manner. The programs contain the necessary information to complete the program. However, most participants appreciate additional material to help them better understand the information given.
For the accreditation programs,
we recommend that you join
your respective association as an
Associate Member when you purchase
the program. As an Associate member,
you have access to Workplace Today®,
Canada's leading online journal of
workplace issues, plans and strategies
and the Workplace Library, which
contain thousands of articles on the
vast range of topics included in the
programs. You would have to join the
association when you submit your final
exam. As an Associate Member, you
have the advantage of the added bibliography
and can then submit your final
exam when done, provided you are a
member in good standing. Upon successful
completion, you are upgraded
from associate member to full member
status at no additional charge.
Q: Is there a deadline to
complete the programs?
The Multi-Media CD-ROM and Text
Based CD-ROM versions of all programs
allow you one year from date of
purchase to complete the program and
submit final documents as stipulated
below. The online versions allow only
ninety days from date of purchase to
Q: How do you write the exam?
Each program contains
an open book exam
for which hard copy responses
(saved as Word document)
are required in concise, note or bullet
form. After you have completed the
exam, you mail (via Canada Post) the
exam responses, membership application
to the respective association and
first year's membership fees ($175.00
plus GST/HST) to IPM to become eligible
for your professional designation
plus the host of other member benefits
listed on the IPM Associations
For the Personal Excellence and
Focus Management Series programs,
you would mail (via Canada Post)
your exam responses typed in concise,
note or bullet form to IPM to become
eligible for completion certificate.
Q:What is the pass grade for the
As all exams are open book for these
self-study versions, the minimum grade
to pass is 75%.
Q: How do you order materials for
colleagues who wish to share the
Multi-Media CD-ROM version
of the programs?
The Multi-Media CD-ROM version of
the Recruiter, Manager and Trainer
programs allow sharing with up to nine
(9) additional participants from the
same organization. All they have to do
is order additional workbooks and exams
at the cost of $89.00 per person plus
GST/HST. There is no deadline to
order the additional programs, but use is
limited to nine additional participants.
NOTE: For those participants purchasing
extra workbooks at a later date,
they have one year from their date of
purchase to complete the program.
All text based CD-ROM and online
versions of IPM's programs are
intended exclusively for individual use-
no sharing is permitted.
Q: How long does it take to get
results after candidates have
submitted exams along with
membership applications and
Exams are reviewed within two weeks
of receipt. Upon successful completion
(pass), membership applications will
be processed. Candidates will then be
notified by email and mail. Certificates
will be sent accordingly.
the professional designations are the
intellectual property of IPM Associations,
you must renew your membership
annually to maintain the professional
designations and other member benefits.
Q: If you want to take more than
one program and join more than
one association, is there a discount on
IPM offers blended membership
discounted fees for those who have
completed more than one program.
The fees for first designation/association
membership are $175.00 per year.
You would only pay $50.00 more per
additional designation for the current
membership term (plus GST/HST).
Q: Are the programs tax
Tuition fees for all the
programs are tax deductible.
You must send an
email with your complete contact information
to firstname.lastname@example.org to request
your tax tuition receipt in February
or March for the preceding year. Your
receipt will then be issued and mailed
Q: Once you become a
member, what do you
have to do to maintain
To maintain the designations, all you have to do
is renew your membership annually and on time. You do not
have to take additional courses. You
cannot use the professional designation or state that you have successfully
completed the program without being
a member in good current standing in
the respective Associations. Renewal
invoices are emailed 6 weeks prior to