Frequently asked questions - membership
Most common questions
Please find links to common questions we receive:
How do I amend my contact details?
You can amend your contact details by logging into this website, and then clicking "Update my details" in the top right of the screen.
How do I find a part complete application?
To find a part complete application, please log into the apm website and click on Join. Alternatively, log in, click on your name as shown in the top right hand side of the screen. Scroll down to “Application Summary”, select “Click Here”.
How do I control the emails I receive from APM?
You can control the emails you receive by logging into the site and clicking your name in the top right of the screen. Then select "Edit profile", followed by "User profile", and scroll down the page to "Communication options" and select how you'd like to be contacted.
You can also subscribe to emails that you receive about events from your local branch and SIG. By going to the Groups page you can select the group you're interested in and then select "Join group" on the left-hand side of the page.
How do I rejoin if my membership has lapsed?
You can rejoin APM by contacting the membership services department. There is no charge to rejoin other than your annual subscription.
I have paid my fees but I have still not received my membership pack
All new associate and student members will normally receive their welcome packs within 28 days. This will be followed by your membership card and receipt. Full members and Fellowship applications are reviewed by our Membership Panel and may take longer. Please contact our membership services department for more information about your application.
What if I apply to be a full member but am accepted as an associate?
If the Membership Panel adjudges that your application should be awarded associate membership, they will provide guidance on what to do next:
- Submit the additional information to support your application within three months
- Reapply when you have sufficient experience to upgrade your membership.
If awarded associate level, you will be charged the appropriate subscription fee and be refunded the difference using your initial payment method.
How do I change my contact details online?
Once you have logged in, click on the 'Update my details' link in the top right hand corner box.
Can you tell me what my membership number is?
Your membership number is on your membership card and the carrier sheet with Project magazine.
I have paid my fees but I have still not received my membership card
Your welcome packs will normally be sent within 28 days, with your card being send shortly afterwards. If this does not happen please contact the membership services team.
Will I receive a receipt for my online payment?
Yes. Receipt of payment will be confirmed via email including VAT reference.
Will I receive a receipt for my offline payment?
Yes. If you have paid over the phone, via cheque or by direct debit a receipt will be sent once the payment has cleared on our accounting system.
My membership renewal is due – can I pay this online?
Yes. If you haven’t done so already, you’ll need to register on the website, then log in. At the very top of the page there is a renew option. Select this link, and follow the instructions.
How do I cancel my membership?
Your membership is very important to us and we would be sorry to lose you. Please take a moment to consider the benefits that membership of a professional organisation brings you. If you do not want to renew, please help us improve our services by letting us know why.
Most common questions
Please find links to common questions we receive:
- The most appropriate band of corporate membership for my company.
- How to become a corporate member
- The benefits of corporate membership
- The cost of corporate membership
- How to renew your corporate membership
- How to upgrade to the next band of corporate membership
- How do we show people that our organisation is a corporate member?
When you become a corporate member, you will receive a welcome pack and a copy of the APM corporate member logo with guidance on how to use it. This can be used in job adverts, marketing material, internal documentation and anywhere else you feel appropriate. In the event that membership ceases you will no longer be eligible to use the APM logo.
How do we stay in touch with APM?
When you join you will be asked to nominate a main point of contact and any regional contacts across your organisation. The nominated contacts will receive all communications relating to your membership. You can contact our membership services department with any changes to your membership details.
Who is my main contact at APM?
Our membership development team will help you to make the best use of your corporate membership. Each APM branch has a corporate representative who will introduce you to the APM community in their area.
What if we want to terminate our corporate membership?
Your membership is very important to us and we would be sorry to lose you. Please take a moment to consider the benefits that membership of a professional organisation brings you. If you do not want to renew, please help us improve our services by contacting the corporate membership team.
How do we rejoin if our membership has lapsed?
You can rejoin APM by contacting the membership services department. If your membership has been lapsed for more than 12 months a rejoin fee is payable with annual subscription fee.
Applying for Fellowship
When will I know if my application has been accepted?
Applications are assessed by our Membership Panel every four to six weeks, the results from these meetings are sent out within a week of the Panel’s decision. We will keep you informed of the progress of your application and the meeting at which your application will be assessed.
What if my experience has mainly been limited to working for one organisation?
Your application should not only demonstrate how your work has benefited project management in your organisation, customers and suppliers but also the project management community as a whole i.e. are you able to demonstrate how you have helped to advance the project management profession, outside of your own career advancement.
I have been a full member for less than five years, can I apply for Fellowship?
As long as you meet the criteria for admission, can provide evidence of significant professional achievement and at least 10 years of professional practice and development.
Do you accept video or audio recordings as evidence?
Yes we do, please check with the membership department on what format is acceptable and please ensure you send copies rather than originals.
What if I don’t accept the terms on which my application was unsuccessful?
If you wish to appeal against the application process please contact the Membership Services team in the first instance.
Can I submit an electronic portfolio?
Yes you can, but please check with our membership department on the most appropriate format.
Are there any age restrictions on applying for Fellowship?
There are no age restrictions, but the level of seniority and professional achievements and experience that is required will define the appropriate point in your career when you should apply for Fellowship.
How are Honorary Fellows appointed?
Honorary Fellowship is in the gift of the Association, full details of Honorary Fellowship can be found in APM’s regulations.
Where can I find a current copy of APM’s Code of Conduct?
Click here for a copy of the APM Code of Professional Conduct.
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