Important notice: To ensure APM’s core qualifications remain available, exams can be completed online with our Accredited Training Providers. To ensure the health and safety of those involved, paper-based examinations have been stopped in the interim. Read full statement

APM Qualifications and training

The range of qualifications developed by APM, the chartered body for the project profession, offers a progressive structure for your career development, from courses offering the ‘fundamentals’ of project management through to ‘management’ and ‘professional’ levels of understanding, requiring more advanced learning and assessment. 

APM qualifications offer a clear route to achieving both the Chartered Project Professional (ChPP) and the APM Registered Project Professional (RPP) standards, recognising the competence and success of project professionals. 


The range of qualifications developed by APM, the chartered body for the project profession, offers a progressive structure for your career development, incorporating a mix of tools, techniques, processes and skills. Qualifications aligned to the APM Body of Knowledge 7th edition are now available.

*Our exams are now available online through selected APM Accredited Training Providers. Candidates can now sit an online training course and gain their qualification without leaving their home. Explore our qualifications to view the options*

APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ)

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APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ)

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APM Project Professional Qualification (PPQ)

APM Project Risk Management Single Subject Certificate

The APM Project Risk Management Single Subject Certificate is a qualification which has two levels. It is designed to build on the knowledge gained in the APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) or similar project management qualifications.

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IPMA Qualifications 

IPMA qualifications are internationally recognised and designed for project professionals at all levels in their careers.

APM are the certification body in the UK for the IPMA and offer the full suite of qualifications.

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Earned Value Management Certification

Earned Value Management (EVM) is a project control process based on a structured approach to planning, cost collection and performance measurement.

It facilitates the integration of project scope, time and cost objectives and the establishment of a baseline plan for performance measurement.

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Project Planning & Control™

The Project Planning & Control™ qualification scheme supports the publication of the Association for Project Management (APM) guide, Planning, Scheduling, Monitoring and Control – The Practical Project Management of Time, Cost and Risk.’The book is the APM’s first comprehensive set of guidance and best practice for project planning and control and is applicable across all industries and sectors.

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The range of training developed by APM, the chartered body for the project profession, offers a progressive structure for your career development, through apprenticeship schemes, degree courses all offered by accredited training providers. APM training offers assurance for those wanting to access project management qualifications.

APM Learning 

APM Learning is available to fee paying individual members and Honorary Fellows of APM. This online learning platform provides members with access to an array of interactive modules, e-reader guides and reports and other digital learning resource.

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Project management career path

Choosing project management as your career is the first step on an exciting career path. 

Project management is not just about being organised. The personality traits of a senior project manager are similar to those of a successful entrepreneur: they take responsibility, they lead and they drive a team to achieve success. 

Project management career path            


We believe that apprenticeships support the growth of the project profession.

That’s why we worked with employers to develop an apprenticeship and degree apprenticeship that develop talented project managers. See how we can support you.


Degree courses in project management

APM aims to help students and professionals choose education in support of their project management careers. Academic Accreditation identifies courses and modules which are aligned to the APM Body of Knowledge 6th editionFind out which degree courses and modules currently hold APM Academic Accreditation.

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Interested in accreditation or becoming a training provider?

APM Accreditation is a widely recognised mark of quality for organisations, training providers and academic institutions. It offers assurance for those wanting to access project management professional development services available. 

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Thinking about your career development?

This quick and simple career pathway tool gives you the next steps you should be thinking about.

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