10 key features - APM Practitioner Qualification (PQ)
It’s for experienced project professionals who can demonstrate an ability to manage a non-complex project.
The delegate should typically have at least three years experience and hold either the APMP: The Project Management Qualification or demonstrate a good understanding of the APM Body of Knowledge with relevant Continuing Professional Development.
The Practitioner Qualification is aligned with the International Project Management Association (IPMA) at Level C, making it internationally recognised.
The qualification is achieved through a residential assessment centre.
The candidate will be assessed against 30 criteria.
The qualification is assessed in three stages:
Individual work: the candidate will be expected to answer written questions based on a case study and answer a question regarding current issues in project management.
Group work: Working in groups the candidate will be observed discussing and solving problems related to the case study.
Interview: Candidates will be interviewed by their assessors.
There are two day preparation workshops available from APM Accredited Training Providers which will provide information on pre-requisites and allow delegates to participate in activities similar to those by which they will be assessed.
Those with the APM Practitioner Qualification (PQ) are eligible to become Full members of APM, existing Associate members will be automatically upgraded.
Non-members who pass the PQ are eligible to apply for Full membership without further assessment.
When applying for APM Registered Project Professional (RPP), holding the APM Practitioner Qualificationn will completely satisfy the requirements for the Complementary Competences and will partially satisfy the CPD requirement.