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APM terms and conditions

Association for Project Management is incorporated by Royal Charter RC000890 and a registered charity No: 1171112. Principal office is Ibis House, Regent Park, Summerleys Road, Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire HP27 9LE.


Chartered Project Professionals and membership of APM


  • These terms and conditions apply to all individual members of the Association for Project Management and to all Chartered Project Professionals (‘ChPP’). Separate terms and conditions exist for corporate partners, corporate affiliates and corporations with APM accreditations.
  • The Royal Charter sets out the overall constitution of APM and provides for APM to adopt Regulations.
  • Every member and ChPP agrees to receive documents and information from APM relating to their membership or Chartered registration in electronic form. Material will be sent to the individual’s preferred e-mail address (if supplied to APM) and shall be treated as received by the individual if sent to that address – the individual is responsible for notifying APM of all changes of email address. In addition or alternatively (if APM so determines) material may be provided to the individual by being made available on the APM website.
  • APM takes your privacy seriously and will process your personal data in accordance with Data Protection legislation and our privacy statement.
  • In accordance with the Regulations and other rules which may be published from time to time, APM reserves the right to withdraw membership or entry onto the register of Chartered Project Professionals in the event on non-payment of applicable fees.

APM Code of Professional Conduct

  • The Regulations require all members and Chartered Project Professionals to comply with the APM Code of Professional Conduct. The Code sets out the standards of conduct expected of those working in the profession. This obligation includes the duty to undertake continuing professional development (CPD).
  • Disciplinary issues are determined in accordance with the APM professional conduct procedural rules.
  • Individual members and Chartered Project Professionals will be notified of any updates to the Code of Professional Conduct and the associated procedural rules and are required to comply with the most recent versions.


  • The Regulations set out the definitions of the different grades of membership and the rights of each grade. These rights include the use of post-nominal letters, the right to attend general meetings and to participate in trustee elections.
  • Details of Full membership are set out here and includes status as member and fellow. Student members and Associate members are not full members.
  • Details of Student membership are set out here.
  • Details of Associate membership are set out here.

The Chartered Standard and Chartered Project Professionals

  • The Regulations and the Chartered Standard set out the eligibility criteria and the rights and obligations of Chartered Project Professionals, including the use of post-nominal letters
  • Chartered Project Professionals may or may not be members of APM.
  • Details of the Chartered standard are set out here.

APM Awards, APM Conference and other APM events

Your contract

  • Bookings for the APM Awards and the APM Conference events are contracts with Ibis Trading Limited (Ibis), registered in England and Wales with company number 6536096 with its registered office at Ibis House, Regent Park, Summerleys Road, Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire HP27 9LE.
  • Bookings for other events are contracts with Association for Project Management (APM), incorporated by Royal Charter RC000890 and a registered charity No. 1171112. Principal office is Ibis House, Regent Park, Summerleys Road, Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire, HP27 9LE. It is governed by its Charter, which is supplemented by it's regulations.

Refunds in respect of all bookings

  • No refunds will be made if a cancellation is made within 14 days of an event.
  • Any refunds made for cancellations received more than 14 days from the date of an event will be subject to an administration charge of 20% of the event fee (with a minimum administration charge of £10 applying for events booked with APM). 
  • This will not affect your statutory rights.

Your details

  • Your personal data will be processed in accordance with the APM privacy policy.
  • Your name, job title and organisation may be shared with other delegates (including speakers) attending the same event for the purpose of pre and post event networking. If you do not want your details to be shared in this way please email


  • At registration can you ensure that you bring some form of ID. This could be an email on a mobile phone or printed confirmation of booking or the joining instructions email, or an APM membership card. 
  • At the beginning of the event you will be briefed as to the evacuation procedure – please ensure you understand where your nearest emergency exit and assembly point are.
  • Please don’t touch any stray bags or cases but let the organisers know.


  • Photographs and / or films are taken at some of our events and may use flash photography.
  • Participants at our events grant APM and Ibis exclusive permission to use the footage throughout the world for any of its commercial or non-commercial purposes in all and any media, including, without limitation, in APM's and Ibis’ printed publications, presentations, promotional materials, in the advertising of APM's and Ibis’ goods or services or on the APM website in its original format or edited or altered in any way which APM or Ibis deems appropriate. 
  • Please email if either of these issues will affect your attendance at the event. 
  • Recording is prohibited without prior consent.

Event content

  • The views expressed by any speaker at an APM or Ibis hosted event are their own and no endorsement or recommendation by APM or Ibis should be assumed. Before implementing any advice or suggestions that arise from an APM or Ibis event you should ensure that you have received independent professional advice.

Force Majeure

  • For the purposes of these terms and conditions, Force Majeure Event means an event beyond the reasonable control of APM and Ibis including but not limited to strikes, lock-outs or other industrial disputes (whether involving the workforce of APM or Ibis or any other party), failure of a utility service or transport network, act of God, war, riot, civil commotion, malicious damage, compliance with any law or governmental order, rule, regulation or direction, accident, breakdown of plant or machinery, fire, flood, storm or default of suppliers or subcontractors. 
  • APM and Ibis shall not be liable as a result of any delay or failure to perform its obligations to you as a result of a Force Majeure Event. 
  • If the Force Majeure Event prevents APM or Ibis from performing its obligations to you, for example if an event is cancelled as a result of a Force Majeure Event, APM or Ibis (as the case may be) shall, without limiting its other rights or remedies, have the right to terminate any contract with you immediately by giving you written notice. 
  • Written notice may be given by post or email, and a post on APM's website shall also constitute effective written notice.

APM Corporate Partnership Programme

General and Payments

  • Annual confirmation of the acceptance of these terms and conditions is confirmed by the payment of the annual fee.
  • APM reserves the right to refuse any application for corporate membership. Corporate Partners and corporate Affiliates are corporate members of APM.  APM may unilaterally withdraw an individual corporate membership and withholds the right to make changes to the corporate partnership and corporate affiliate schemes.
  • Payment of the fee entitles the Corporate Partner or Corporate Affiliate any entitlements associated with that status and as published by APM from time to time. The payment grants access to those entitlements for a calendar year.  Payments to APM must be made in accordance with APM’s standard supplier terms and conditions which are available on request.  If a Corporate Partner/ Corporate Affiliate decides to end its membership during the year no refund will be made for the remaining annual period.  APM may lapse any applicable access and entitlements to a Corporate Partner/ Corporate Affiliate if renewals are not paid within a 60 day period. 

Intellectual Property

  • The Corporate Partner/Corporate Affiliate shall take reasonable steps to safeguard any APM intellectual property.
  • The Corporate Partner/Corporate Affiliate shall comply with APM’s requirements regarding presentation of APM’s brand and trade marks.
  • The Corporate Partner/Corporate Affiliate shall promptly notify APM of any actual, threatened or suspected infringement of any intellectual property of APM which comes to the Corporate Partner/Corporate Affiliate’s notice.
  • APM may provide to every Corporate Partner/Corporate Affiliate who has paid all membership fees due from that Corporate Partner/Corporate Affiliate to APM from time to time digital materials from APM including but not limited to a copy of the APM Competence Framework (2nd edition) (the Competence Framework) which shall comprise the APM Competence Framework, self-assessment documents, complexity guidance, introduction and role profiles.
  • The Competence Framework may only be used by the Corporate Partner/Corporate Affiliate in accordance with these terms and conditions.
  • In consideration of the corporate partner programme fee APM grants a licence to each Corporate Partner/Corporate Affiliate to whom it has provided the APM Competence Framework on a non-exclusive basis for the period of its participation in the Corporate Partner Programme of APM in relation to the whole or any part of the Competence Framework:

1) To store the APM Competence Framework in a secure manner, and

2) To give access to the APM Competence Framework to individuals (Authorised Users) employed or engaged under contract by the Corporate Partner/Corporate Affiliate or by a corporate body in the same group as the Corporate Partner/Corporate Affiliate, for the purpose of permitting Authorised Users to use the APM Competence Framework for the purposes only of reference, in-house staff management and development, creation and distribution of an in-house framework derived from the Competence Framework and for study by them.

  • The APM Competence Framework shall be used by the Corporate Partner/Corporate Affiliate for internal distribution only and the Corporate Partner/Corporate Affiliate shall procure that the Authorised Users use the APM Competence Framework for internal distribution only.
  • The Corporate Partner/Corporate Affiliate will not knowingly give access to parts of the APM Competence Framework that are not in the public domain to any person, firm, company, organisation or other entity which is not an Authorised User.
  • The Corporate Partner/Corporate Affiliate shall so far as reasonably practical ensure that each and every part of the Competence Framework used by the Corporate Partner/Corporate Affiliate shall be clearly identified as being an extract of the Competence Framework and shall:

1) Not remove the copyright notice which appears on the Competence Framework and not remove the disclaimer which appears on the first page of the Competence Framework whether the Competence Framework is reproduced on screen or in printed form, and

2) Where a part or parts of the Competence Framework is or are used include the copyright notice if not already present.

  • APM may at any time update the APM Competence Framework or withdraw any item or part of an item from it or withdraw the whole of the APM Competence Framework.
  • All rights in the APM Competence Framework not expressly granted by these terms and conditions are reserved to APM.
  • If the Corporate Partner/Corporate Affiliate shall cease to be a Corporate Partner/Corporate Affiliate of APM the Corporate Partner/Corporate Affiliate shall cease to use the parts of the Competence Frame that are not in the public domain.
  • The Corporate Partner/Corporate Affiliate shall not without the prior consent of APM (which may require prior payment of an additional fee) use the APM Competence Framework in a product or service specifically dependant on the APM Competence Framework where such product or service is intended for use by any person other than the Corporate Partner/Corporate Affiliate or an Authorised User.
  • The Corporate Partner/Corporate Affiliate shall not without the prior consent of APM (which may require prior payment of an additional fee) use the APM Competence Framework for the purposes of monetary reward by means of the sale, resale, loan, transfer, hire or other form of exploitation including, without limitation, fee-for-service or other systematic supply.
  • The Corporate Partner/Corporate Affiliate shall not, and will procure that no Authorised User shall, loan, publish, adapt, reverse engineer, disassemble, make corrections to or otherwise exploit, modify, create derivative works or combine with any other material the whole or any part of the Competence Framework except to the extent necessary to use the Competence Framework for the purposes described in 9b above.


  • Information that is not in the public domain and is used in connection with or relates to the business, customers, financial or other affairs of APM or of another Corporate Partner/Corporate Affiliate of APM of which the Corporate Partner/Corporate Affiliate becomes aware as a result of its participation in the Corporate Partner Programme of APM is Confidential Information. The Corporate Partner/Corporate Affiliate shall at all times during the period of its participation in the Corporate Partner Programme of APM and thereafter use its reasonable endeavours to keep all Confidential Information confidential and accordingly shall not disclose any Confidential Information to any other person, save that this requirement shall not apply to Confidential Information:

1) Which is or becomes public knowledge (otherwise than by breach of this term)

2) Which was in the possession of the Corporate Partner/Corporate Affiliate, without restriction as to its disclosure, before receiving it from APM or the other Corporate Partner/Corporate Affiliate (as the case may be)

3) Which is received from a third party who lawfully acquired it and who is under no obligation regarding its disclosure

4) Is independently developed without access to the Confidential Information, or

5) Which must be disclosed pursuant to a statutory, legal or parliamentary obligation placed upon the party making the disclosure, including any requirements under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Payment and credit arrangements

APM aims to establish open and professional relations with all its partners for the mutual and sustained benefit of all. In support of this, and to provide clarity, our terms and conditions for payment and credit arrangements are set out below.

Payment terms

APM payment terms are 30 days after the invoice date, or earlier based on its assessment of credit worthiness.

Non specific invoice related payments

Unspecified payments to APM will be applied to the oldest debts first.

Credit limit

A credit limit is set internally and based on available credit ratings, references, financial data and payment history.

Availability and review

Credit is available on some APM activities and is offered at the Association’s discretion. Terms agreed on application or in the future are subject to review and amendment at any time.

Terms exceeded

Where payment terms are exceeded, APM will take appropriate action including discussing appropriate arrangements with the organisation concerned.

Interest on late payments

APM reserves the right to charge interest on late payments in accordance with the Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998 as amended.


As a part of its trading terms APM reserves the right to partially or fully set off any monies due to customers against any unpaid invoices or other debts due to APM.

APM website terms of use

Please read these terms of use carefully before using this site.

Your use of this site means that you agree to these terms of use. If you do not agree to these terms of use, do not use the site. These terms are used in addition with the website's house rules and privacy statement.

  1. Views and opinions expressed on this website by individuals do not necessarily reflect the views of APM
  2. Access to parts of the Website is restricted to authorised persons. If you believe you have been granted access to any document or file by mistake, please leave the restricted section immediately and contact us as soon as possible. Please also contact us if we have notified you that you are permitted to access a restricted part of the Website but are unable to obtain access to it.
  3. The documents and files hosted on the restricted sections of the Website are confidential. You must not distribute the documents and files hosted in these areas except to persons authorised to read them. If you believe that you may have been granted access to a document or file by mistake you must not download it, copy it, use it for any purpose or disclose its contents to any other person.
  4. We reserve the right to remove you from the authorised list of users for any restricted area of the Website at any time.
  5. You must not allow any other person to use your password. If you believe someone else knows your password you must change it immediately and contact us as soon as possible.
  6. There is no automatic timeout for users logged in who have been inactive. you must close your browser at the end of each session.
  7. If you access the Website from a shared PC, during your access to the Website you will be responsible for all instructions received by us between the time you pass the security procedure until you exit the Website. This includes any input errors or instructions sent by someone other than you whilst you are still logged onto the Website.
  8. Parts of the Website incorporate Verisign encryption technology. Stronger encryption technology is available. We cannot guarantee that unauthorised people will not be able to access confidential information hosted on or downloaded from the Website.
  9. APM will not be liable for any loss including but not limited to the following (whether such losses are foreseen, known or otherwise) loss of data, loss of revenue or anticipated profit, loss of business, loss of opportunity, loss of goodwill or injury to reputation, losses suffered by third parties, any indirect, consequential or exemplary damages.
  10. APM does not warrant that the functions contained in the Website will be uninterrupted or error free or that the server that makes it available are free of viruses or bugs.
  11. The names, images and logos identifying APM or third parties in their products and services are subject to copyright, design rights and trademarks of APM and/or third parties. Nothing contained in these terms should be construed as conferring by implication, estoppel or otherwise any licence or right to use any trademark, patent, design right or copyright of APM or any third party.
  12. APM may change these terms at any time by posting the changes online and your continued use of the Website after such changes are posted means you agree to be bound by these terms as amended.
  13. These terms shall be governed and interpreted in accordance with the laws of England and Wales.


All rights are reserved, including copyright and database right.

Unless specifically stated otherwise, all material on the site is subject to APM’s branding and copyright policy. To request permission to use any materials from the APM website, please contact us here.

Subject to the following provisions you may download and use the material included on the Website on a single CPU at a time and you may print out a single hard copy of any part of the content on the Website for your personal use on the basis that you will delete all downloaded material when it is no longer actively used by you. Otherwise, no part of this website may be reproduced or downloaded, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise without the prior permission of APM.

Permission to reproduce or download the APM’s material does not, in any event, extend to any material on this site which is identified as being the copyright of a third party (for example photographs, logos etc.) Authorisation to reproduce such material must be obtained from the copyright holders concerned.

Please contact us here to request use of copyright material.

The Association for Project Management encourages users to establish hypertext links to this site.

Body of Knowledge +
Any contributions to the APM Body of Knowledge+ website that are accepted for publication will be required to sign a standard copyright licence before publication. The licence is aimed at ensuring that APM can make your contributions as widely available as possible but will not prevent you from using your contribution.

Content disclaimer

The information on our web pages is provided for convenience as part of the service we offer at this website.
Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in these pages. The Association for Project Management, its servants or agents shall not at any time, in any circumstances, be held responsible or liable to any party in respect of any loss, damage or costs of any nature arising directly or indirectly from reliance placed on the material in these pages, or any other guidelines or policies issued by the Association for Project Management. Visitors who rely on this information do so at their own risk.

Individual answers to questions and responses to discussions are provided in good faith and are based on a limited amount of data available at the time without necessarily knowing the full context. Users of the site are therefore advised that they may interpret and use this information at their own risk.

All liability for loss, disappointment, negligence or other damage caused in the event of the bankruptcy or liquidation or cessation of trade of any company, individual or firm mentioned is hereby excluded.

Similarly no adverse inference should necessarily be drawn from the fact that any organisation or person or other information has been omitted from these pages, the content of the pages being determined in the sole discretion of the Association for Project Management.

The Association for Project Management is not responsible for the content or reliability of linked websites. Listing should not be taken as endorsement of any kind. We cannot guarantee that these links will work all of the time and we have no control over availability of pages.

Intellectual property

The names, images, pictures and logos identifying APM, are proprietary marks of the APM. Copying our logos and/or any other third party logos accessed via this website is not permitted without prior approval from the relevant copyright owner.
Please contact us here to request permission to use our logo. Tell us how and why you wish to use our logo. Please include your contact details, name, address, telephone number, fax number and email.

Hyperlinking to us at the Association for Project Management

You do not have to ask permission to link directly to pages hosted on this site. We do not object to you linking directly to the information hosted on our site. However, we do not permit use of our logo as a link without prior permission or our pages to be loaded into frames on your site. APM’s pages must load into the user's entire window.

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