Which grade is right for you?

Student, Associate, Full Member or Fellow? 

Grades and fees

Why join as an Individual Member?

Demonstrate professionalism

Becoming a member is a way of visibly demonstrating your commitment to the profession and the professional standards that are required of you. It enhances your status with colleagues and employers alike and helps you stay ahead of the competition in your career. 

The Association for Project Management supports professional values. The APM FIVE Dimensions of Professionalism provides a framework that can help you develop your career.

Develop your knowledge and competence

There’s a range of information resources available to everyone on the APM website, but through APM membership you will gain access to a much bigger knowledge-base as well as entry into the APM membership community of leading practitioners and experts from many sectors. It’s an easy way to ensure you maintain your CPD – the mark of a true professional.

A progressive scheme

As your career progresses, your membership should reflect your growing level of professionalism so consider upgrading at the appropriate time. You won’t pay any upgrade fees and you can do it at any time of the year, not just when you renew.

Ethics and professionalism

Members are expected to abide by the APM Code of Professional Conduct, which sets out standards of professional behaviour. As a member who abides by this code you publicly demonstrate your commitment to professionalism.

Grades

Associate member

Associate membership is for anyone with an interest in project management or who may be new to the profession. It offers you access to an increased range of resources and demonstrates your commitment to developing your professionalism as well as providing a range of benefits unique to members. 

Associate Members passing PQ or PPQ qualifications will be automatically upgraded to the Full member grade of membership, allowing them to use the post-nominals ‘MAPM’ after their name.

Individual membership fees - additional information
  • Your annual membership subscriptions are tax deductible
  • Check with your employer whether they will pay professional membership subscriptions for you
  • Save your time in the future by paying your annual subscriptions by direct debit.  Download a direct debit form and return it by post.
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Full member

To become a Full member of APM you will have at least 5 years experience as a project management practitioner, teacher or researcher. Your application, which is reviewed by the APM membership panel, must show practical experience in managing projects or key control functions within a larger project, or teaching and/or researching project management from a practical and professional standpoint. 

Alternatively, passing the Practitioner Qualification (PQ) or Project Professional Qualification (PPQ) demonstrates that you have achieved the required level of competence. Existing Associate Members passing PQ or PPQ will be automatically upgraded to the Full member grade of membership, allowing them to use the post-nominals ‘MAPM’ after their name.

Non-members who pass the PQ or PPQ are eligible to apply for Full membership without further assessment. Please contact membership services to obtain the PQ and PPQ MAPM application form.

Full members are entitled to vote in board elections and at general meetings. You may also stand for election to the APM board and hold a range of volunteer roles in the association. You can find out more in the APM Regulations.

Guidance notes for Full APM member 

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Membership benefits


Career development

Professional status
  • APM Members enjoy a great many benefits. Becoming a member of APM is the perfect way to enhance your project management career. Members gain professional recognition, access to exclusive project management resources, have unique opportunities to network and meet like-minded people.
  • Designated post-nominals MAPM (Full member) or FAPM (Fellow member).
  • Eligibility for the Construction Skills Certification Scheme: Enquiries regarding applications for a CSCS card should refer to the CSCS website.

Knowledge resources

Member Resources

Fellow membership

APM Fellowship recognises those who have made a significant contribution to project management as a practitioner, teacher or researcher. Applicants will normally have been members of APM for at least 5 years or have an equivalent level of experience in a senior position.

Membership entitles you to a range of unique benefits, specifically, Fellows of APM may use the post-nominal FAPM (Fellow of the Association for Project Management).

In order to apply you will need to submit a portfolio of evidence, demonstrating substantial achievement in professional practice, a contribution that has had an influence on the project management community and an active commitment to CPD.

Applications are assessed by the APM Membership Panel, made up of experienced practitioners who are also Members of the association.

As a Fellow, you are entitled to vote in board elections and at general meetings. You may also stand for election to the APM board and hold a range of volunteer roles in the association. You can find out more in the APM Regulations.

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