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APM Chartered Project Professional (ChPP)

apm chartered project professional chpp

The APM Chartered Project Professional (ChPP) accreditation is now considered internationally to be the most sought after accolade in the project management profession.

This accreditation elevates project delivery professionals to the equivalence of Chartered Accountants, Chartered Engineers, Chartered Surveyors and Chartered Financial Advisors and recognises project delivery as a formal profession.

The APM Chartered Project Professional is awarded only to project delivery professionals who can demonstrate both significant experience of working in a complex project delivery environment together with a broad knowledge of project techniques. It is the benchmark for the project delivery professionalism.

Successful candidates may use the designation ChPP after their name demonstrating that they are Chartered and will receive the highly coveted APM ChPP badge of honour.

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What does the APM Chartered Project Professional (ChPP) involve?

The first step is to look at your experience and knowledge and review your suitability to apply for the APM ChPP.  This is a free questionnaire that will give you feedback on any area that you might need to improve if your application is to be successful. Click here to access the questionnaire.

The APM Chartered Project Professional Programme is designed to be completed within 3-6 months. Our extended programme offers step-by-step guidance including: self assessment, personal mentoring and various supporting tools to help you fully prepare for the structured process. Applicants will complete a series of online learning modules at their own pace and will attend a virtual public one day guided workshop to consolidate their learning.

How can I achieve my ChPP?

Our APM Chartered Project Professional Programme is available in two formats; online and extended. Online is perfect for those that have confidence in their abilities and experience, whereas the extended format is an additional support option for Route 3 applicants which incorporates telephone mentoring, a full day virtual workshop, feedback and a review of your portfolio.

Online – $1999 per person, perfect for those that don’t require a mentor

  • Includes online videos and a workbook to help you structure and present your application to the APM
  • Help to create your competence statements
  • An online step by step guide to completing your application
  • Sample Portfolio with guidance
  • Email support with a ChPP experienced assessor
  • Ideal for anyone unable to attend a workshop, and just wants some guidance and help through the application process
  • Please note, APM ChPP assessment fees are to be paid to the APM directly and are not included in the price of the programme

Extended (Route 3 applicants only) – $3298 per person, as above but also includes

  • Review of your first competence statement with feedback
  • One day virtual public workshop to write your portfolio and review competence areas
  • Portfolio review
  • Telephone support with an experienced ChPP assessor
  • Please note, APM ChPP assessment fees are to be paid to the APM directly and are not included in the price of the programme

How is the ChPP certification structured?

The programme comprises of either four or six steps, depending on whether you choose the online or extended option:

  1. Pre-qualification: Candidates will complete a structured personal assessment of their suitability to achieve the APM ChPP accreditation based upon their project track record and their personal competence.
  2. Online Preparation: Candidates will receive online guidance which will supplement and complement the APM ChPP assessment process providing insights into the application process; how you will be assessed; critical success factors and major blind spots; plus how to structure a successful portfolio.
  3. APM ChPP Workbook: A step by step guide to completing your Chartered application containing specific guidance for each element, hints and tips, an example full portfolio and advice on building a CPD Log.
  4. Workshop (extended option only): Candidates will attend a one day public workshop to gain both an insight into the requirements of both stages of the assessment process and also to begin drafting their written submission under the supervision of an APM Chartered Assessor. Candidates will then be able to finalise the content prior to submitting to the APM. Candidates will also be given guidance on what to expect from the interview and how to prepare thoroughly for both the technical and practical elements.
  5. Interview Preparation Guidance: Following invitation to interview, applicants will receive a further video explanation of what to expect from and how to prepare for the professional discussion. This will include guidance on the structure, content and interview process, how to anticipate likely questions, areas to research, the pitfalls of shallow answers and how to phrase your responses.
  6. Optional Portfolio Review (extended option only): Applicants may choose to submit their proposed portfolio for a comprehensive review and evaluation. Applicants will receive feedback from a qualified APM assessor who will critique and provide feedback on their intended submission.

Is the APM ChPP right for me?

APM Chartered Project Professional status can be applied for by anyone with experience of leading the delivery of complex projects. This can include any role associated with the delivery of complex portfolios, programmes or projects that can evidence practical application of the competences needed.

Applicants will have spent five years or more working within a project delivery environment and will have gained experience across a broad range of project competences.  Candidates will come from all areas of industry across both public and private sectors.

What is the structure of the APM Chartered Project Professional exam?

There is no formal exam when undertaking your APM Chartered Project Professional, instead there are three routes to success.

Route 1 and Route 2 assessments recognise alternative assessments and/or professional qualifications. Should you wish to apply via either Route 1 or Route 2, the assessment will be a subset of the Route 3 process described below.

The Route 3 assessment is the most rigorous as it does not recognise prior achievement. The Route 3 assessment process comprises of three components:

  • Written Portfolio – Applicants will submit a portfolio of evidence that should demonstrate capability through 10 core and 2 elective competences.  Applicants must demonstrate a minimum of four indicators of professional practice for each of the competences proposed.
  • Continuing Professional Development – Applicants must demonstrate at least 35 hours of CPD in the last twelve months. CPD must meet several criteria and must also look forward and plan for the coming year.
  • A Professional Interview – Having successfully completed the portfolio assessment, applicants will be invited to a professional review with two accredited APM ChPP assessors. The review, either virtual or face-to-face, will take up to two hours and will validate the practical experience for six of the competence areas contained in the written submission. In addition, the interview will explore the applicant’s broader technical knowledge for four of the same competences.

Why study with Training ByteSize?

As experts in delivering project management training through a range of study styles, your success is key to our success. We understand how people learn, we know how to train people to pass exams, we employ the best trainers and specialise in small class sizes to help you get the best from your investment. So, if you’re looking to enhance your project management skills and ensure you pass first time, Training ByteSize is a name you can trust.

As a family run business, project and programme management training is in our blood, and so is innovation. Our founders have been part of the industry since the 1990’s, specifically founding Key Skills and developing the world’s first accredited e-learning course for PRINCE2.

Today we are proud to continue with world firsts; with second generation Victoria at the helm, she had led Training ByteSize to ensure were the first company to develop and deliver e-learning options for accredited courses including Business Analysis Foundation, ITIL4, and AgilePM.  When we say we’re experts in project management training, we really do mean it.

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Extended support for Route 3 applicants

Enhance your support with our ChPP extended programme, available for Route 3 applicants only.
This option includes telephone mentoring, a full day virtual workshop (dates TBC), feedback and a review of your portfolio from our expert ChPP trainer.

ChPP Pre-Qualification QuestionnaireYesYes
Film 1 – Understanding the Application ProcessYesYes
Workbook – The workbook will encourage you to think about which project examples you should use.YesYes
Film 2 – Writing your ProjectYesYes
Template – Write your project overviewYesYes
Film 3 – Writing your Competence StatementsYesYes
Review – Create your first competence statement for review and send for feedback (250 words). Then finish writing your competence statements.NoYes
Workbook – A step by step guide to completing your Chartered application containing specific guidance for each element, hints and tips, an example full portfolio and advice on building a CPD Log.YesYes
Workshop – One day virtual or classroom workshop to get your portfolio written and work around competence areasNoYes
Film 4 – The ChPP InterviewYesYes
Portfolio Review – with example project and competence statementsNoYes
Email support through your applicationYesYes
Telephone support through your applicationNoYes



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