APM ChPP APM ChPP (Workshop) Workshop Based


Developing your career as a project management professional requires a thorough understanding of numerous areas of business including budgeting, conflict management, negotiation and teamwork.

The APM Chartered Project Professional (ChPP) will be delivered in line with the APM guidance on ChPP by qualified ChPP assessors within Academy4PM. As a skills and experience based qualification that is assessed through a portfolio of Evidence submitted to APM and professional discussion.


This is a workshop in preparation for individuals wishing to undertake the qualification.

The workshops are designed around client needs and are spent looking at the APM ChPP criteria from a structural perspective to ensure individuals fully understand how they can give their best input to achieving a successful outcome.

Learners are expected to be professionally active and in a responsible leadership functions within projects, programmes or portfolios; exhibit professional and ethical behaviour; demonstrate competence in core project management competencies; and have completed a minimum of 35 hours of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) within the last 12 months.

What's the outcome?

Gaining your ChPP will demonstrate your ability to make a positive contribution to any project you manage or are involved with. This will show that you have proven applied practice to give you a competitive advantage. You will be entered into the APM Register of Project Professionals demonstrating to users of project management services and the wider public that you have met one of the highest standards in Project Management.

Through more widespread adoption of the APM approach, projects will be delivered in a more consistent fashion across your organisation.

Recognition of ChPP using APM post-nominals enabled individuals to be recognised and improves organisational reputation.

What does it involve?

The approach to supporting learners will focus primarily on providing coaching and mentoring to create the documentation required for a formal submission to APM, undertake critical reflection and prepare individuals so that they can demonstrate their understanding to meet the requirements of the Standard.

PM knowledge basis will be based on that of the APM Book of Knowledge 7th Edition and aligned with the APM Competency Framework and assessment as outlined below:

APM ChPP Syllabus

12 competence areas + ethics, compliance and professionalism

9 – mandatory competence areas +1

+2 elective competences

APM Competency Framework

The framework consists of 27 competences based around outcomes that project professionals need to achieve. Each competence includes a series of criteria covering knowledge and the application.

ChPP Assessment Specification

Portfolio of evidence - ~60hrs effort

Professional Discussion - 2 hrs duration (3 routes available dependant on experience/qualification)

Configuration of ChPP Support

Approaches through virtual classrooms or face 2 face with 121 support as required to guide learners.

Delivered over a 6-month period.

Group workshops to aid skills and knowledge development with wrap around 121 support to tailor to individual learning needs.

Groups to be limited to a maximum of 12 and minimum of 6 learners per course. This volume has been applied based on quality and requirements of ChPP. It can be offered to organisations.

Step 0: Webinar - Introduction

  • Introductory webinar to set expectation and ensure learners are bought in.
  • Usually supported by organisation to set expectations.
  • Set dates for webinars/face2face meetings.
  • And plan for documentation review points

Step 1: (Face2face and Online – ½ day) – Documentation review and start-up

  • ChPP expectations and requirements introduction
  • Baseline Assessment of Learner’s Project Management skills, knowledge and understanding.
  • Development of individual learning plans
  • Buddy system to start application process

121 Support – ad-hoc as required

Step 2 (Face2face and Online – ½ day) – Document development

  • Group workshops covering knowledge and understanding.
  • Skills development, professional questioning and review of work completed to date.
  • Peer assessments
  • Individual feedback from Academy4PM champion

121 Support – ad-hoc as required

Step 3 (Face2face and Online – ½ day) – Document submission and Interview

  • Mock professional Discussion assessments
  • Individual learner feedback
  • ChPP evaluation

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