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Chartered Project Professional

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Submission deadline

Next chartered standard submission deadline is 20 September 2024.

What is the Chartered Project Professional (ChPP) standard?

The Chartered Project Professional (ChPP) standard is a professional benchmark that demonstrates attainment of a defined level of technical knowledge, professional practice and ethical behaviour.

It forms the basis of the assessment that applicants must pass to gain ChPP status and inclusion on the Register of Chartered Project Professionals.

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We have a range of free online support clinics and one-day workshops to help you prepare for your application.

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Who should become a Chartered Project Professional (ChPP)?

ChPP is for anyone that meets all of the following criteria:

  • having a proven track record delivering projects, programmes, portfolios or a key control or enabling function
  • having up-to-date knowledge of current practices and methods
  • being actively involved in the project profession

You do not need to be an APM member to apply.

Chartering a safer future for the built environment

Do you work in the built environment? As of 1 October 2023 you now need to prove you have the competence or are supervised by a competent project professional as defined in the Buildings Safety Act to manage the construction of buildings of any size. Our chartered standard has been named as a way of proving professional competence. Those who hold ChPP and have the relevant experience in the built environment, will be regarded as being able to demonstrate competence until September 2025.

You can find out more about the changes here. Register your place for the upcoming webinar.

Benefits of becoming a ChPP

Global recognition

Becoming a Chartered Project Professional gives you global credibility, recognition and validates your expertise. This boosts your reputation, opens doors to new opportunities, and builds trust with clients and peers through external validation of skills.

Networking opportunities

Joining a community of fellow Chartered Project Professionals provides valuable networking opportunities allowing you to connect and collaborate with like-minded professionals in the field.

Increased earning potential

58% of Chartered Project Professional earn over £70,000*. With industry recognition, enhanced expertise, and proven skills, professionals may command higher salaries and rewarding career opportunities.

*Salary and Market Trends Survey 2023

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How to become a Chartered Project Professional (ChPP)

Choose your route to ChPP

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Route 1

for those who have a recognised assessment for technical knowledge

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Route 2

for those who have a recognised assessment for technical knowledge and professional practice

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Route 3

an experiential route for those who do not have a recognised assessment but do meet the eligibility criteria

What is a recognised assessment?

A recognised assessment is awarded to an organisation who can show that a particular development programme or qualification meets either the technical knowledge or the technical knowledge and professional practice criteria needed to achieve the standard.

This means that if you have successfully passed the assessment you’ll be eligible to apply for the Chartered Project Professional (ChPP) standard via Route 1 (for assessments meeting the requirements for technical knowledge) or Route 2 (for assessments meeting the requirements for technical knowledge and professional practice).

Full list of recognised assessments

Assessment cycle dates

We process applications through an assessment cycle. 

Submission deadline

Results release*

Friday 17 May 2024
This cycle is now closed

Wednesday 24 July 2024

Friday 19 July 2024
This cycle is now closed

Wednesday 2 October 2024

Friday 20 September 2024

Wednesday 4 December 2024

Friday 15 November 2024

Wednesday 12 February 2025

Friday 17 January 2025

Wednesday 26 March 2025

Friday 21 March 2025

Wednesday 28 May 2025

*The results release date is provisional, subject to interview availability and volume. Successful applicants will be notified via email from the chartered team and will be added to the public directory on the APM website if they have opted to do so.

New pathway to Chartered Project Professional (ChPP) status

A new pathway towards gaining chartered status is set to be introduced later this year. The pathway will recognise validated professional practice built globally through qualifications and experiences in organisations across the profession.

Hear from our Chief Executive Professor Adam Boddison in our latest news story about the new pathway.

Express your interest in being the first to know about when our new pathway is open for applications later on this year.

Express your interest    Read the FAQs

Start preparing for the new pathway

APM Project Management Qualification holders:

You’ll need to validate your experience to confirm your Recognised Assessment for Professional Practice for the new pathway.

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Meet some of our ChPPs

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Register of Chartered Project Professionals

The register lists Chartered Project Professionals who have met the standard by demonstrating a defined level of technical knowledge, professional practice and ethical behaviour.

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