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There are many reasons to join the Association for Project Management (APM). If you aren't already a member of the largest professional body of its kind in Europe, here are a few things you should know.

1. With over 21,650 individual members, APM is the largest project management body in Europe.

2. There is a membership grade for everyone, with four different grades to choose from.

3. 62% of our individual members are Full members, allowing them to demonstrate their commitment to professionalism with the letters MAPM after their name.

4. APM is the most popular choice, with 62% of your peers who join a membership organisation choosing APM, according to the ARRAS People 2015 Project Management Benchmark Report.

5. 20 different APM publications currently available, many of which are free to members in electronic format (pdf).

6. 10% discount on APM publications for current members.  Just visit our publications page and view our catalogue to see what will help you.

7. 5 APM qualifications offering a clear pathway for career development.

8. Up to £320 savings for members taking APM qualifications.

9. Holders of the APMP qualification could earn up to an extra £10,000 per annum according to the ARRAS People Salaries and Day Rates Review for Project and Programme Management Practitioners 2011.

10. 13 APM Branches offering opportunities to network and learn about the latest developments within project management.

11. 14 APM Specific Interest Groups enabling further understanding and good practice in particular aspects of project management, with peers and experts.

12. 200 events held across the UK each year supporting your continuing professional development.

12. APM FIVE Dimensions of Professionalism providing a framework to help you develop your career.

13. APM is a member of the International Project Management Association, helping steer and develop project, programme and portfolio management on an international level.

Membership also grants you discounted access to our annual APM Project Management Conference, helping you keep up to speed with the latest project management trends and developments from the world’s leading project professionals. APM members can also get discounted seats or tables at the annual APM Project Management Awards, where we recognise and celebrate people's achievements through project management.

The different grades available make APM membership suitable for everyone in the profession and help reflect your progression and standing within the project management community throughout your career.

Being a member of APM demonstrates your commitment to professionalism to your peers, employers and customers alike.  You can join today with our online application



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  1. John Henderson
    John Henderson 10 June 2016, 09:27 PM

    Upon renewing my Associate membership today, I have realised my ommission in addressing a request from APM to provide additional project management information and detail to cover my 30 + years in project management skills over numerous projects. How do I go about providing this information to allow myself to become a full member and subsequently progress further. 

  2. Simone Francis (Do Not Use This One)
    Simone Francis (Do Not Use This One) 15 July 2014, 10:02 AM

    Dear Mr Moore,APM Full Membership is based on your project or programme management experience and not based on any qualification you take.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.For further information on how to upgrade please contact the Membership Services team at look forward to hearing from you.Simone Francis, Customer Service AdvisorAssociation for Project Management 

  3. Ray Moore
    Ray Moore 13 July 2014, 01:32 PM

    Dear Membership team,Your advice please.I have been employed as a Project Manager (Construction) for almost 7 years and later this year I will be taking on the responsibility of Risk Manager for my Projects Department.Once I have completed the Management of Risk (MoR) (Foundation & Practitioner) course with Quanta this October my new title will be changed to Risk & Projects Manager.During my 7 years as a PM I have been actively involed with: project development;  design team selection & appointment; contract tendering, evaluation, and contractor appointment; finance management; contract administration; CDM/CDMC; Stakeholder management; post project evaluation to name but a few.I am currently an Associate of APM but would like some direction please on becoming a full member. One question I would ask from APM is this: I have completed the PRINCE2 Practitioner Course, numerous contract administration courses and a Finance for Project Managers course. As I am soon to go on the MoR course is there a requirement for me to attend the APMP course as part of my application to become a full member?Thank you for your time and I look forward to hearing from you soo.RegardsRay Moore FInstLM FIIRSM RSP MBIFM RMaPS ICIOB Assoc. APM TechIOSH GCGI