The usual route to the full IRPM qualification is to join as an Affiliate and move through the three related membership levels - Affiliate, Associate (AIRPM), Member (MIRPM).
There are three IRPM exams: the Foundation, Associate and Member exams.
The Foundation Exam can be taken before or after joining IRPM as an Affiliate.
IRPM Affiliates have no post nominal letters.
The Associate Exam is eligible to Affiliates who have a years' current experience in the sector and have already passed the Foundation Exam. On passing the Associate Exam, Affiliates are offered an upgrade to Associate.
Current IRPM Associates may use the post nominal letters AIRPM.
The Member Exam is eligible to Associates who have 3 years' current experience. On passing the Member Exam, Associates are offered an upgrade to Member.
Current IRPM Members may use the post nominal letters MIRPM.
Please note that you need to renew your subscription annually to continue to be eligible to use post nominal letters AIRPM, MIRPM or FIRPM.