APM Registered Project Professional (RPP), 
1st edition

APM Registered Project Professional (RPP) 1st edition was launched in March 2011 and is a pan-sector standard for those able to demonstrate the capabilities of a responsible leader, who have the ability to manage a complex project and use appropriate tools, processes and techniques.

It assesses all elements of the APM FIVE Dimensions of Professionalism in a single standard, thereby enhancing professional status and recognition. It raises the bar of project professionalism to a whole new level. If you are not already a member of APM, successfully completing your portfolio assessment will earn you Full membership (MAPM)

Applicants who are already in the process of applying for RPP  using these criteria should continue to do so.

Portfolio submissions against RPP 1st edition must be submitted by Friday 31 March 2017. 

The deadline for professional reviews against RPP 1st edition is Friday 28 July 2017.

Should you wish to begin a brand new RPP application, please go to the new 2nd edition RPP page.

How is RPP 1st edition assessed?

The assessment process by peer assessors comprises two stages:

  • Portfolio assessment – the portfolio of evidence must contain evidence that demonstrates capability in 29 core competences and knowledge of 18 complementary competences, which is to be accompanied by your CPD log. The portfolio of evidence is anonymously assessed by an RPP assessor to determine whether it contains the evidence required.
  • Professional review – having successfully completed the portfolio assessment, candidates will be invited to a professional review with two RPP assessors. The review, in an interview format, will typically take around 45 minutes including a 5 to 10 minute candidate presentation at the start.

To retain RPP, successful candidates will be expected to complete 35 hours of continuing professional development (CPD) per year and sign a Code of Professional Conduct.

Full details of APM Registered Project Professional 1st edition and the assessment process are available in the Candidate Guidance notes and CPD guidance (see below).

RPP 1st edition pricing

The fee is paid in two installments at the two stages of the assessment process:

   APM member  

APM
member
including
VAT
 

 Non-member*
 
Non-
member
including VAT 
Payable on submission of portfolio of evidence £277.00 £332.40 £489.00 £544.40
Payable prior to professional review £455.00 £546.00 £455.00 £546.00
Total £732.00 £878.40 £944.00 £1090.40

 

*As a non-member, your first payment includes first year subscription at Full member APM Registered Project Professional (RPP MAPM) rate. This proportion of the fee is not subject to VAT. If you are not a member of APM at application, you will be awarded Full member (MAPM) for a successful Portfolio Assessment.

RPP materials

Required materials and support literature:

Applicants who are in the process of applying for RPP 1st edition using this criteria should continue to do so.

Portfolio submissions against RPP 1st edition must be submitted by Friday 31 March 2017

The deadline for professional reviews against RPP 1st edition is Friday 28 July 2017.

Refresh of APM Registered Project Professional (RPP)

APM Registered Project Professional (RPP) is a robust assessment of the APM FIVE Dimensions of Professionalism with successful candidates being entered onto the APM Register of Project Professionals. APM has refreshed the RPP standard so that it aligns to the APM Competence Framework 2nd edition. The refreshed standard was launched 20 February 2017.

APM Registered Project Professional (RPP) 2nd edition has two new key features:

APM Registered Project Professional (RPP) 2nd edition recognises the diverse paths individuals take into the profession. Applicants are expected to either demonstrate a minimum of seven years’ relevant experience, have held Full membership of APM (MAPM) for a minimum of two years OR hold either the APM Project Professional Qualification (PPQ) or APM Practitioner Qualification (PQ). This offers applicants the opportunity to achieve RPP based on prior experience or via a structured training and development route recognised through professional qualifications.

Go to the latest RPP standard

Frequently asked questions

I have already started my application towards RPP, do I need to start my application again after the 20th February?

No, If you have started your application you have until the 31st March 2017 to submit your portfolio of evidence.

What are the time restraints for completing RPP 1st edition?

The deadline for professional reviews against RPP 1st edition is Friday 28 July 2017.

Is RPP 2nd edition superior to the 1st edition?

Both standards are equal in terms of assessment and achievement. There is no difference in the rigor of the application to gain RPP.

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