Take the next step in your career with a qualification from Association for Project Management

Whether you’re starting out in your career and experiencing a project environment for the first time, or you’ve already gained your stripes in the profession, Association for Project Management (APM), the chartered body for the project profession, offers the qualifications and standards that will support your career at every stage.

APM qualifications are designed to be relevant across industry sectors, making them transferable and flexible. All our qualifications are available online, so wherever you are in the world you can develop your skills and knowledge. Our robust assessments are set at appropriate levels to support project professionals from the start of their careers all the way to Chartered Project Professional (ChPP) status, which recognises those with significant experience and knowledge. This creates an easy-to-navigate career path for those seeking to take their professional development to the next level.

Below you can find out which qualification is right for you and the benefits of gaining a qualification from the project profession’s chartered body.

Strengthen your understanding of project management with the APM Project Fundamentals Qualification

If you’re looking to take your first steps as a project professional or you’ve been brought into a project team as a specialist and it’s a new environment for you, the Fundamentals Qualification will help you grasp the key terminology and knowledge you’ll need to operate effectively in any industry.

Holding a qualification from the project profession’s chartered body from the start will help you stand out from the crowd.

Assessment: 60-minute, multiple choice exam

Study: Independent or through an APM Accredited Training Provider

Taking the reins on your first project or honing your skills? The APM Project Management Qualification is for you

The Management Qualification ensures you have broad knowledge across all areas of project management to help you take on your next challenge; whether it’s leading your first project or delivering a more complex, larger project as a step up in your career.

Topics include budgeting and cost management, conflict management, communication, earned value management, leadership, negotiation, procurement, sponsorship and teamwork.

Rigorous but accessible, this qualification will give you the tools you need to deliver your next project and increase the chances of project success; an attribute employers continuously seek.

Holders also qualify for an enhanced route to gaining APM membership, opening access to exclusive content, events and learning resources.

Assessment: Three-hour exam

Study: Independent or through an APM Accredited Training Provider

Requirements: Experience as a project professional is recommended

Already hold PRINCE2®?

Our Management Qualification covers a wider array of content than PRINCE2®. However, if you already hold the PRINCE2® Practitioner, APM has recognised the achievement of this and it is possible to take the Management Qualification for PRINCE2® exam, which builds on candidates’ knowledge gained from the PRINCE2® qualification.

Demonstrate your skills and ability to those around you with the APM Project Professional Qualification

The newly launched Professional Qualification gives you the platform to develop your skills one step further to prepare you for a more senior leadership role or as a senior player in complex projects. It demonstrates a high level of aptitude to employers and gives assurance their project is in safe hands.

The new, dynamic assessment encourages you to draw on previous experience as well as theoretical knowledge. This enables you to reinvigorate already embedded skills, as well on drawing on new ones.

If you successfully complete the Professional Qualification you will have demonstrated the technical knowledge required for gaining chartered status, bringing you one step closer to become a ChPP.

Assessment: One day assessment comprising of a written report, role play scenario and oral exam

Study: Independent or through an APM Accredited Training Provider

Demonstrate your expertise and stand out from the crowd as a Chartered Project Professional (ChPP)

By joining the chartered community, you will be making a bold statement about your professionalism and commitment to excellence.

ChPP status is a professional benchmark that demonstrates attainment of a defined level of technical knowledge, professional practice and ethical behaviour.

As well as recognition from colleagues and peers, research shows that ChPPs are more likely to work on the highest-value projects and typically earn significantly more than the average project management salary.

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