- A half-day group launch session
- A 30 minute one-to-one review
- A mock interview session of up to two hours, depending on the applicable application route.
- Provide up to four project overviews demonstrating complexity against defined criteria
- Provide twelve competence statements demonstrating your competence
- Complete your CPD Log indicating at least 35 hours of professional development over the past year
- Spend around 42 hours collating, writing and presenting the above data for review and submission to APM
- You have a track record with demonstrable evidence of delivering projects, programmes, portfolios, or fulfilled a key enabling function to these
- You possess current and up-to-date knowledge of current good practice and methods
- You are actively involved in the project, programme or portfolio profession
- You do not need to be an APM member to submit an application.
- Recognition of your capability and professional status
- Enhanced credibility amongst your peers and clients alike
- A framework for career development
- Competitive edge
- The use of the post-nominal ChPP
- Enhanced status in delivering complex projects, programmes or portfolios.
- A CPD Log demonstrating a minimum of 35 hours continuous professional development over the past year
- Two referees who are prepared to vouch for your competence and capability.
- Special arrangements are available from APM and QA, promoting a positive attitude to those candidates with special learning and additional needs. Any unfair disadvantage due to a medical condition is removed through tailoring the approach.
- You need to individually register with APM for your application – only you can do this as you need to provide APM with relevant personal information regarding your application
- You need to pay the APM ChPP Application fees direct to the APM in two stages – an initial fee for Stage 1 (Submission) and a second fee for Stage 2 (The formal interview). The Stage 2 fee is only required on successful completion of Stage 1 which starts from the Submission Date. Total fees vary between £300 and £1,332, depending on the appropriate route (1, 2 or 3).
- Further details can be found at: https://www.apm.org.uk/chartered-standard/
- Route 1 – for those candidates who have a recognised assessment for technical knowledge such as the APM PPQ or APM PQ
- Route 2 – for those candidates who have a recognised assessment for both technical knowledge and professional practice – such the Praxis Framework
- Route 3 – for those candidates who do not have a recognised assessment but do meet the eligibility criteria
- Stage 1 – you submit your project overviews, competence statements and CPD Log to APM for their initial review and assessment in meeting the eligibility, complexity and competence criteria
- Stage 2 – on successfully progressing through Stage 1, you are invited to a formal interview with APM Assessors to further explore your submission. Stage 2 differs, depending on the application routes described above as follows:
- Route 1 Interview – this a 1-hour interview conducted by two APM Assessors exploring your submission and professional practice in greater detail, validating your submission and ethics
- Route 2 interview – a 30-minute interview with one APM Assessor validating the currency of your mandatory competences, CPD Log and ethics
- Route 3 interview – this is a 2-hour interview conducted by two APM Assessors, validating your submission regarding professional practice, assessing your technical knowledge and ethics
- A launch event is conducted at which the ChPP programme is explained. The requirements for a successful application are reviewed, including the project overviews, 12 competence statements, Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Log and ethical behaviours
- An initial review of one project overview and 2 competence statements is undertaken by a QA consultant, accompanied by a 30-minute review of comments and feedback on these
- You, as the candidate, amend your initial submission and complete additional overviews and remaining competence statements.
- Your full submission is reviewed in detail, with accompanying advice and guidance to strengthen your submission provided directly to you in electronic format.
- You amend your overviews and competence statements in the light of the feedback provided and submit your final submission to APM
- A “mock” interview is conducted, preparing you for the formal interview following successful submission.
- Chartered Project Professional (ChPP) Application Guidance
- APM Code of Professional Conduct
- Chartered Project Professional (ChPP) standard – CPD Guidance
- APM CPD Log
- Template documents for completing the project overviews and the competence statements
- Additional guidance documentation on completing the above
- Consolidated slide set from the Launch event
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