IFPM membership is multi-industry by profile. It sources its members from the various industries such as trading, manufacturing and services. Membership is also available to anyone interested in their own professional development or the development of management practice as a profession.
IFPM offers four types of membership:
Professional membership is for members who have been accredited as Certified Professional Manager (CPM®). Members under this category are authorized to carry the designation of Certified Professional Manager (CPM®) after their name. The Certified Professional Manager (CPM®) is a professional designation awarded by the International Federation of Professional Managers to those management practitioners who can meet the high standards of education, experience and integrity required of all its members.
Associate membership is for members who have completed the CPM® education program but lack one or more criteria to complete the certification such as experience, or examination. Members under this category are authorized to carry the designation Associate Professional Manager (APM®). Credentials are a means of separating yourself from the crowd. They show your commitment to excellence and a continuing desire to provide your clients with the highest level of expertise.
Regular membership is for members who share the goals and benefits of the association and abide by the code of ethics of IFPM. Members under this category can be students, academe, or professionals from different disciplines who have interest in enhancing their management skills.