CIPM Registration Portal and Complete Guide On How to Register

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CIPM Registration Portal and Complete Guide On How to Register.

CIPM is the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria. It was established as an umbrella Association for Practitioners of Personnel Management in 1968 as the Personnel Management Association of Nigeria.

In 1973, it was renamed as Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria. Finally, Act No 58 of 1992 chartered the Institute.

CIPM Registration Portal and Complete Guide On How to Register

You must first be admitted as a Student Member before you can write the examination. You can apply for Student membership by following these steps:

  • Visit
  • Click on ‘Membership’ and select ‘Become a Member’ from the dropdown
  • Click on ‘Membership by Examination
  • Click ‘Apply Now’
  • Click on create “Create New Profile”
  • Fill out the form and upload your credentials
  • Make the payment of N3,000 online and submit the application
  • Application takes 48 working hours to be processed. You will be notified via your registered email.

If you are a Corps Member, please follow these steps:

  • Visit
  • Click on ‘Membership’
  • Click on ‘Corpers Application’
  • Click on ‘Create New Profile’
  • Complete the form, make payment and submit

Once your application is approved, you will be required to login to the portal, using the details in your admission letter, to pay the acceptance fee of N6,500 before you can register for the examination.

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How to Register and Pay for CIPM Exam

  1. Open
  2. On the home page, click on “Portal Login”
  3. Enter your student membership number (e.g. CIPM/STD/00000) and password as “password” (without quotes) if you have not changed your password
  4. Change your password (This is applicable to those logging in for the first time)
  5. Click on “Operations” and select “Individual Biodata” from drop down menu 6. Update your profile and ensure your scanned passport photograph (JPEG format, 20kb maximum file size) is uploaded.
  6. Click on “Operations” and select “Exam Application” from drop down menu
  7. Select your year and the examination diet period
  8. Select your Examination Center and Study Center
  9. Select the type of payment either “Interswitch (Mastercard, VISA, Verve)” or “e-Tranzact” to know the amount to pay at the bank as calculated by the portal.
  10. Print your examination card which must contain your exam number, student number exam centre/venue and sharp passport photograph on the space for passport. (Tiny passport on individual photocards would not be acceptable).
  11. Laminate your examination card.

Please note that the Institute will not be held liable for applications incorrectly filled or data not given by self or proxy or applications rejected for want of required attachment(s).

For further information, please call the Examinations Dept on 07065580294, 08120277532 or send an email to

Guidelines for December 2023 Online Examination Registration

  • Exam Date – FRIDAY 8TH & SATURDAY 9TH DECEMBER, 2023
  • Exam Registration – SATURDAY, OCT. 7, 2023 – FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2023
  • Late Registration – SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25 TO SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2023
  • Late Registration Fee – N500.00

CIPM Examination Time Table

You can Download the CIPM Examination Time Table on this page.

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