APM project qualifications explained

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These qualifications are from the Association of Project Management (APM), an awarding and professional body.

APM qualifications are developed through the APM Body of Knowledge (currently on version 6), using well-established project management knowledge and definitions.

It represents the standard definition of the breadth of project management and is a primary reference for APM qualifications, membership and other professional standards.

The range of APM qualifications available offer a progressive structure for your career development, incorporating a mix of tools, techniques, processes and skills for project disciplines.

It will provide candidates and employers with a coherent progressive career path, from the ‘fundamentals’ through to ‘management’ and ‘professional’ levels of understanding. The core values of their qualifications: the assessment criteria, learning outcomes and training models will stay the same.

Qualifications developed by APM, the Chartered body for the project profession, demonstrate to your employer, clients and suppliers that you are a skilled and committed project professional. Through their alignment with IPMA’s 4-level Certification Programme they are also recognised throughout the world.

Candidates who pass the Project Management Qualification (PMQ) or Practitioner Qualification (PQ) are entitled to register their details with International Project Management Association (IPMA) at Level C or D (according to the qualification held).

APM project qualifications explained by badges

There are three APM project management qualifications that can be earned, each have their own specific requirements and each once is a prerequisite to the next. To learn more, click on each badge below:










By the way, the APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ) used to be called the APM Project Fundamentals Qualification.


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