APMP: The APM Project Management Qualification

From the 30th April 2014, APMP examinations based on the APM Body of Knowledge 6th edition will be available to book through APM Accredited Providers and available to book for APM open exams. Examinations based on the 5th edition will remain available concurrently during the transition period until the end of December 2014. Information regarding both examinations is included below.

Everything you need to know about APMPWhat is APMP?
APMP (IPMA Level D, SCQF Level 7)- the APM Project Management Qualification - is a knowledge based qualification that allows candidates to demonstrate knowledge of all elements of project management. Candidates will be able to demonstrate an understanding of how these elements interact and how their project fits into their strategic and commercial environment. APMP is a qualification recognised both nationally and internationally giving candidates a qualification that can be carried from one job to another or from one industry to another.

Find out 12 things you should know about APMP.

Who is it for?
APMP is aimed at those wishing to achieve a broad level of project management knowledge sufficient to participate in projects from individual assignments through to large capital projects. Applicants typically have some pre-existing project management knowledge, although this is not essential.

Hear about the benefits from two holders of the qualification and two corporate representatives who have embedded it into their organisations:

What is assessed?
The APMP syllabus assesses breadth of knowledge in all areas of project management and covers knowledge areas from the APM Body of Knowledge including budgeting and cost management, conflict management, communication, earned value management, leadership, negotiation, procurement, sponsorship and teamwork.

APMP syllabus against APM Body of Knowledge 5th edition 
(examinations available until December 2014. See FAQs)

APMP syllabus against APM Body of Knowledge 6th edition 
(examinations available from 30th April 2014. See FAQs)

APMP for PRINCE2 Practitioners syllabus against APM Body of Knowledge 6th edition
(examinations available from 30th April 2014. See FAQs)

How is it assessed?
There are two examination routes for the APMP qualification:

  • A three hour paper where candidates must answer ten from sixteen questions.

    Or
  • For current PRINCE2® Registered Practitioners a two hour paper that recognises prior learning. In this paper candidates must answer six from ten questions. Find out more about this route to APMP.

Full details of the examination process can be found in the APMP Guidance Notes: 

APMP Guidance Notes against APM Body of Knowledge 5th edition 
(examinations available until December 2014. See FAQs)

APMP Guidance Notes against APM Body of Knowledge 6th edition 
(examinations available from 30th April 2014. See FAQs)

How can I study for this qualification?
Through our Accredited Training Providers who offer the APMP certificates in many different formats including classroom, online, CD, public and in-house courses. The APMP Sample Papers below will support you in preparing for your examination. 
Should you wish to undertake self study, you can enter one of four open examinations run by the Association for Project Management. You may apply for these using the qualifications application form, available on the qualifications page.

APMP sample paper against APM Body of Knowledge 5th edition 
(examinations available until December 2014. See FAQs)

APMP sample paper against the APM Body of Knowledge 6th edition 
(revised 14 March 2014)

Update for APMP: The APM Project Management Qualification (26 August 2014)

(examinations available from 30th April 2014. See FAQs)

How much does it cost?
Please contact an accredited training provider for fees or alternatively take an open exam with APM.

Save over £100 becoming an APM member
Individuals taking the exam are eligible to save over £100* when applying for associate, full or fellow membership within 6 weeks of receiving the results letter.

APM Qualifications and the APM Body of Knowledge 6th edition

*The saving reflects a waiver of the registration fee. This offer only applies for associate, full or fellow level membership applicants. In all cases, if you are an employee of a corporate member of APM the registration fee will be waived.