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Full membership

Full membership gives you influence and recognition so you can make a difference.

Who is Full membership for?

As an experienced project professional, Full membership of APM gives you influence and recognition so you can make a difference. We offer three routes – at least five years’ experience in a project practitioner role, or one of our accepted qualifications and three years’ experience or direct entry with either specific qualifications or Chartered Project Professional (ChPP). Whichever route you choose, we’ll support you throughout your career.


Applicants must have at least five years' experience working in a project practitioner role.


Applicants have attained an accepted qualification which is current at the time of applying plus have at least three years’ experience in a project practitioner role.



Applicants that hold an accepted qualification automatically qualify for Full membership.

If you meet either of the above criteria you are eligible to apply for full membership

How to apply

Follow the link below to start your application.

You will need to provide project details and two statements of support.

Accepted qualifications

Guidance notes

Statements of support

Annual subscription: £180

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Benefits of Full membership

★ Post nominals (MAPM)

★ Access to APM Learning, our online development platform

★ Access to APM Community, our exclusive members-only online community

★ Preferential rates on APM qualifications and publications

Digital badge to demonstrate alignment to APM

★ Board election voting rights


★ Access to our digital book downloads

★ Digital access to Project Journal archive

★ Free or discounted access to APM conferences and events

★ Plan, track and reflect on your continuing professional development with My CPD

★ Assess and improve your performance in the workplace with our APM Competence Framework tool

★ Join the APM Mentoring Programme as a mentor or mentee

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Why Full membership?

Our Full membership gives you our internationally-recognised MAPM post nominals, showcasing your expertise and status as a skilled project professional, from the only chartered membership organisation for the project profession.

Become a Full member and you’ll have the opportunity to shape your career and keep progressing. You’ll be part of a professional community of over 35,000 people around the world, learning from each other. And with voting rights in the APM Board of Trustees election you can play an active role in shaping our profession too.

Whether you’re aiming to become a Chartered Project Professional (ChPP) or simply want to share your voice and make an impact, we provide everything you need. This includes our continuing professional development (CPD) resources and e-learning platform, APM Learning, providing you with quick and easy access to knowledge and professional tools. We also give you the opportunity to be mentored by other experienced professionals, or to mentor project professionals building their careers. Ensuring we’re all delivering better projects for a better society.

Full membership is £180 per year

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Explore our other membership grades

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Student membership is open to any full-time or part-time student or apprentice aged 16 or over who has an interest in project management.

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Associate membership is designed to support those that have an interest in project management or are at the early stages of their career.

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Fellowship recognises those who have made a significant contribution to the profession as a practitioner, teacher or researcher.

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