Chartered status

In 2007 APM set out to achieve Chartered status for the project management profession. With support from 50 organisations across the public and private sectors the case for raising professional standards in project management is overwhelming.

Project and programme management are vital contributors to the UK’s economy. The National Audit Office reports that expenditure on the 43 most complex projects in government are worth over £200 billion alone.

Our priorities are:

  • To achieve Chartered status for the profession in as short a timescale as possible;
  • To launch a new project professional standard
  • To sustain the momentum for increasing professionalism in project management in the belief that all stakeholders benefit from a Royal Charter for the sector.

Benefits of Chartered status

  • It offers assurance to users of project management services through the association’s regulating authority;
  • It acknowledges project professionals as experts in their field, offering a clear differentiator between professionals and others.
  • It provides a framework for improving project performance.
  • It will raise the profile and value of project management.

If you are looking for information on APM's pan-sector standard please visit the
APM Registered Project Professional (RPP) webpage

Why APM?
Formed in 1972, APM has developed considerable influence through its annual awards, standards development with BSI and ISO and knowledge development through its Specific Interest Groups. Supporting over 30,000 project professionals every year through qualifications and membership, it is an educational charity and standard setter for the profession.

14 October 2016: APM takes significant step towards Chartered status

Briefing update on APM’s Charter application

Road to Professionalism: the timeline of APM’s application for a Royal Charter

Visit the Privy Council website for more information about Chartered status