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Route 3 is an experiential route for project professionals who do not have a recognised assessment but do meet the eligibility criteria.
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Route 3 to ChPP

Route 3 is an experiential route for project professionals who do not have a recognised assessment but do meet the eligibility criteria.

In order for you to do this you will need to provide evidence for which there are three steps. You will also be asked to declare that you have kept up to date through CPD (Continuing Professional Development) and give your proposers’ details.

Your application will be assessed at this stage, and if successful you will be invited to an up to two hour interview covering:

  • Professional practice: validating your written submission.
  • Technical knowledge: technical questioning to assess your breadth of knowledge.
  • Ethics.

View our upcoming assessment cycle dates.

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Submission deadline

Next chartered standard submission deadline is 19 July 2024.

Linkedin Live: Exploring the Revised Chartered Standard - Replay now available

Did you miss our recent LinkedIn Live session where we explored the revised chartered standard? Not to worry, you can catch up on the recorded session.

During the session, Emily Long, our Head of Professional Standards, and Victoria Bailey, the Professional Standards Manager, provided an in-depth exploration of the revised chartered standard and answered questions from the audience during the live Q&A segment.

Watch the replay here

There are three steps to providing evidence in support of your application

Step 1

Decide which competences you are going to provide evidence for

You will need to complete a total of 12 competences (seven are mandatory and five are elective)

Step 2

Provide overviews of up to four projects, programmes or portfolios that you will use to illustrate them

(maximum 500 words per project overview)

Step 3

Write up to 250 words for each competence, referring back to the relevant project overview

Application fees 

Yours payment is split between the two assessment stages. The annual registration fee will be £90 +VAT, with the first payment due 12 months after award of ChPP. For members of APM, the fee will be aligned to your membership renewal date.

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Incl. VAT

Stage 1 (application)



Stage 2 (interview)






Should any part of the process need to be repeated, the appropriate fee for that part of the process must be paid at re-submission.

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

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.

Become a Chartered Project Professional (ChPP)

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Preparing to sit your interview under the previous standard?

If you're preparing to sit your interview under the previous standard, you'll find all the relevant documentation here.

Other routes to chartered

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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.

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.

View the register

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