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Route 3

Routes to chartered

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

In order to become a Chartered Project Professional (ChPP) you will need to meet the following criteria:

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

Your assessment of technical knowledge will be completed via an interview.

Your assessment of professional practice will be completed via a written submission and interview.

In order for you to do this you will need to provide evidence for this. There are three steps to this:

  1. Decide which competences you are going to provide evidence for - you will need to complete a total of 12 competences (ten are mandatory and two are elective from a list of 15).
  2. Provide overviews of up to four projects, programmes or portfolios that you will use to illustrate them (maximum 500 words per project overview).
  3. Write up to 250 words for each competence, referring back to the relevant project overview.

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.

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Other routes to chartered

Route Background
Route 1

for those who have a recognised assessment for technical knowledge

Route Background
Route 2

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

Application fees 

Yours payment is split between the two assessment stages. The annual registration fee will be £80 +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.

Route 3



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.

Results release dates

APM will process applications through an assessment cycle. 

Submission deadline

Results release*

Friday 20 May 2022
This cycle is now closed

Wednesday 27 July 2022
This cycle is now closed

Friday 29 July 2022
This cycle is now closed

Wednesday 12 October 2022

Friday 23 September 2022

Wednesday 7 December 2022

Friday 18 November 2022

Wednesday 22 February 2023

Friday 20 January 2023

Wednesday 29 March 2023

*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.

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