Incentive Professional (IP)

The IP designation is the first step to achieving your CPIM certification. Individuals may earn their IP by passing the exam. Join the 250+ incentive leaders who have enhanced their professional standing, expertise, and knowledge in the industry by registering for the IP exam today!

Cost: IMA Members - $150 | Nonmembers - $300

IMA offers materials which include a downloadable Principles of Results-Based Incentive Program Design Source Book, a web page of 30+ resource documents, and a video file of an instructor teaching an in-person course offering. A classroom style instruction is also offered yearly at the Summit.

The website-accessible Principles curriculum is available for free to IMA members. Nonmembers can purchase the materials for $75.

Nonmembers: Purchase the Principles of Result-Based Incentive Program Curriculum
Members: Sign in and view the Principles of Result-Based Incentive Program Curriculum and IP Course Video

Successful completion of the Incentive Professional exam requires the candidate to know the steps in designing, developing, and implementing an incentive program, considerations for sales incentives, employee recognition programs, safety programs, and consumer promotions. In addition, the Incentive exam covers use of appropriate award choices, including merchandise, travel, and gift cards, and knowledge of methods to track and measure program effectiveness.

IP recipients may use the IP designation after their name, and in business promotion and corresponding materials. In addition, the IP designation will be used in IMA print and online directories by their name.

After that, continue your success by completing your CPIM designation.

The proposed Quantity Purchase Discount for the exam is as follows, based on the total number of exam seats paid within the same calendar year (1/1-12/31) by a Member Company or Qualified Group at the time that the exam seats are purchased:

 1-3 seats:  No discount
 4-7 seats:  10% off
 8-11 seats:  20% off
 12-15 seats:  30% off
 16-19 seats:  40% off
 20 & over seats:  50% off


Recognizes your advanced expertise in the incentive industry
Helps you stay abreast of the latest industry research, trends, and more
Proven knowledge in the incentive industry
Enhances your professional standing in the incentive industry