Recognizing the emergence of Human Resource Management as a distinct discipline such as Medicine, Law or Engineering, the Institute of Personnel Management Sri Lanka (IPM) was founded in 1959 by a small group of professionals with the objective of developing and promoting the profession of personnel management. The Institute was subsequently incorporated by an Act of Parliament in 1976, and its name was amended by Act No. 31 of 2018 as the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management (CIPM). With a history of almost 60 years now, CIPM is a professional body and is affiliated to the Asia Pacific Federation of Human Resource Management and World Federation of People Management Associations.
The CIPM SL is the pioneering and most recognized professional body in the Island when it comes to trend-setting in the HRM profession through its vast range of HRM related programmes and examinations. The vision, mission, values and objectives of the Institute focus on setting the highest standards and achieving the best results when it comes to professional standards in HR Management.
Undoubtedly, the CIPM SL plays a significant role in the development of the Human Resource Management Profession in Sri Lanka, through its study programs, research studies, conferences, seminars, HR consultancy programmes and professional examinations.