CIPR awarding body

The CIPR Awarding Body awards, develops, regulates and controls the CIPR Professional Diploma, CIPR Professional Certificate, Foundation, and specialist Certificate and Diploma qualifications. Its full remit is to:

  • rule upon the entry qualifications that students must possess to enrol on CIPR courses
  • set the syllabus of individual qualifications
  • accredit and monitor teaching centres from both the public and private sectors to deliver courses that follow the syllabuses
  • establish and regulate assessment processes
  • award qualifications
  • control certification
  • collaborate with its teaching centres in the provision of student services, ensuring that all students have equal opportunities
  • investigate and make decisions on reported cases of student or centre malpractice
  • arrange for the independent review of appeals from students and centres
  • liaise with the national regulatory authorities as appropriate
  • set the criteria for appointment of CIPR examiners.

The CIPR Awarding Body discharges these duties through the Professional Development & Membership Committee. All correspondence for the CIPR Awarding Body should be directed in the first instance to the CIPR Qualifications Department.