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Chartered Project Professional - FAQs

We have compiled a list of what we have found to be the most frequently asked questions in relation to the ChPP application process. 

With various routes to Charter and specific elements to complete, we understand there can be a lot of clarifications around the process required and here at 20/20 we aim to make everything as easy as possible for individuals.  

If your question has not been answered below, do not hesitate to contact our sales team for any information you may require -

20/20 provide support packages for every route to Charter.  To find out more or to book your place click here.

What are the recognised assessments for Route 1 & 2?
The recognised assessment for Route 2 is the APM Registered Project Professional (RPP) as this qualification proves both your technical knowledge & professional practice.

For Route 1, the APM Project Professional Qualification (PPQ) has been approved as an recognised assessment.

How long does it take to complete each Route?

Route 1 & 3 take approximately 6 months to complete.  Our support packages have sessions scheduled regularly throughout this time to help you compile specific areas of your applications which are all reviewed prior to submission.  From date of submissions, results of your application will take approximately 4 months.

If you are eligible for Route 2, the application process will be significantly shorter.  Since you have a recognised assessment that addresses your experience and technical knowledge, you will only be required to submit this information and have a short telephone interview.  The application process will only take 2-4 weeks, however it should be noted that submissions & results will fall within the designated dates set by APM, therefore the whole process will take around 4 months.

How much are the APM fees for each Route?

  • Route 1 - £710
  • Route 2 - £245
  • Route 3 – £1110

How do I know if I am eligible?

You are eligible to apply for Chartership if you have:
  • A proven track record delivering projects, programmes, portfolios or a key control or enabling function
  • Up-to-date knowledge of current practices and methods; and
  • Been actively involved in the project management profession
If the majority of evidence provided in your application is more than five years old, you can still apply, you will just need to explain how you continue to meet points b) and c) above.

What are the difference between your blended & online support package?

Our blended and online packages provide them same level of support throughout the whole process.  The main difference is the way in which you receive the support.  Our blended options work for individuals who like to learn in a classroom environment with touch points with the assessor via webinars.  Our online package is completely virtual, where individuals can take part in every workshop from any remote location.  Online works particularly well for corporate cohorts where costs can be reduced significantly as there is no requirement for travel, accommodation or time out of business.

Do I need to be an APM member? 

No you do not need to be an APM member in order to become Chartered.

What is the annual fee to the APM for being a Chartered member?

To maintain your Chartership you will need to pay a fee of £80 +VAT to APM

How do I schedule my interview? How long will my interview be?

Once you have submitted your application and it has been accepted, you will be invited by APM to book your interview with an assessor.  With the 20/20 support packages, we can provide logistical support with this and, if you are part of a larger group, we can schedule an assessor to attend onsite and allocate you a time slot.

For face-to-face interviews, an event coordinator is appointed by APM to ensure that interviews run smoothly. They will meet you before your interview and be available to answer any questions that you may have about the process

The length of your interview depends on which Route you choose to complete.  Route 1 will be a 1-hour face to face interview with 2 assessors who will question you around your professional practice, CPD & ethics.  Route 2 will take the form of a 30-minute telephone interview with one assessor, where you will be questioned around your CPD & ethics.  Route 3 is a 2-hour interview with 2 assessors where you will be questioned on both your professional practice & technical knowledge, as well as CPD & ethics.

What can I use to demonstrate my CPD?

Things you might want to consider could include: work-based learning; distance learning; special work projects, writing technical papers; mentoring; voluntary work; association activities or committee work; promoting project management to young people; seminar/ conference presentations; any relevant course or private study.

After I achieve Chartered status, what do I need to do to maintain it?

Once you have achieved Chartered status, you will need to continue with your CPD, recording at least 35 hours per year.  APM will randomly select individuals to audit each year to ensure CPD is being actively carried out.

What are the 2018 submission deadlines?

Currently there are 3 submission dates in 2018:
  • 29th June (results released on 31st Oct)
  • 31st August (results released on 19th Dec)
  • 26th October (results released on 27th Feb 2019)