Frequently asked questions

What are the requirements for one to become a member of IHRM?


IHRM membership requires academic qualifications, HR professional qualifications and HR working experience. The minimum academic qualification is a Diploma in HR or a first degree with a Higher Diploma in HR coupled with HR working experience as shown in question three.




How does one become a member of IHRM?


To become a member of IHRM, first download the Membership Application Form from the IHRM website, www.ihrm.or.ke, Then, complete and send the form attaching the necessary documents to IHRM Offices with an application fee of KES 1,000/=. Your application form will be processed and you will be communicated the outcome within two weeks.




What are the categories of IHRM membership?


There are three categories of IHRM membership as follows: a) Associate Member – it is an entry level for holder of first degree or diploma in HRM whose HR working experience is below 5 years b) Full Member – it is for holders of first degree or masters plus HR professional qualification and minimum 5 years working experience c) Fellow Member – is for Full Members with minimum 15 years of HR working experience and have made substantial contribution to the growth of the HR profession in Kenya




How long does it take to obtain IHRM membership?


It takes a maximum of two weeks from the time your membership application form is received.




Are students eligible for IHRM memberships?


IHRM no longer has a student membership category. However students who have graduated can apply for IHRM membership for consideration at Associate Member category.




What fee is payable for Various categories of IHRM Membership?


IHRM no longer has a student membership category. However students who have graduated can apply for IHRM membership for consideration at Associate Member category.




What fee is payable for Various categories of IHRM Membership?


Associate Member - KES 4,000 Full Member - KES 4,500 Fellow Member - KES 7,000




How do I pay my membership fee?


a) You can pay your membership fee by depositing money into the Institute's account Barclays Bank, Haile selasie branch, A/C No. 1498910 b) Or through M-pesa pay bill number 355050 (Account number your membership number or Five zero's ( '0 ') if you are new member)




What are the benefits of IHRM membership?


a. Recognition as a member of a Professional body b. Be able to network with other professionals c. Having a collective voice on national issues d. Belonging to a body that will defend your rights e. Access to IHRM information and library services f. Continuous Professional Development through training's and seminars




What will Happen to my employment contract if my membership is not renewed?


You will risk termination of your employment because you are not abiding by the Human Resource Management Professional (HRMP) Act (section 40 and 41) which requires one to be a member of the IHRM




How does one obtain a Practicing Certificate?


To obtain a Practicing Certificate, first download the Application for Practicing Certificate Form from the IHRM website www.ihrm.or.ke, then, complete and send the form to IHRM Offices with an application fee of KES 1,000/=. Your application form will be processed and you will be communicated the outcome within two weeks





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