Project Management Chartered Standard

  • APM Chartered Project Professional (ChPP) Feature

    3 possible application routes

  • APM Chartered Project Professional (ChPP) Feature

    1 on 1 sessions tailored to your needs

  • APM Chartered Project Professional (ChPP) Feature

    A guided benchmarking of your competences against the ChPP standard

  • APM Chartered Project Professional (ChPP) Feature

    Advice and guidance against your project track records

APM Project Fundamentals Qualification
You'll need...
Track Record
Track Record

of delivering projects, programmes, portfolios etc


of current project methods and practices

Actively Involved
Actively Involved

in the project management profession

You'll gain...
Gain a broad understanding of project management.

Stand out in the job market with an enhanced CV

Learn the principles of project management.

Increased understanding to help you work more effectively

No prior knowledge or experience is required.

Assurance for clients of high standards and ethical practice

What is Project Management Chartered Standard (ChPP)?

The APM ChPP standard is the ‘gold standard’ for project management worldwide. It is intended for those who wish to demonstrate their competent leadership and an ability to successfully manage highly complex projects, programmes and portfolios.(CPD).

Parallel Project Training delivers these workshops as an extended programme of virtual classroom and remote coaching that prepares candidates for the APM ChPP application.

Initial 1/2 Day Workshop
Follow-On Coaching
1/2-Day Interview Coaching
What's involved

Downloadable Content


The course will focus on the application process, and the requirements of it. These are contained in the APM application guidance, but regularly need to be enhanced and illustrated and this course is intended to do that. Through a mixture of 1:1 virtual training and offline support and coaching it will help applicants produce a successful CHP application.

The Professional Practice and technical Knowledge areas to be demonstrated include 9 mandatory competences plus a further 1 from 2, making 10 in total. These are

  • Budgeting and Cost Control OR Financial Management
  • Change Control
  • Conflict Management
  • Governance
  • Consolidated Planning
  • Leadership
  • Risk and Issue Management
  • Stakeholder and Communications Management
  • Team Management
  • In addition, there are a further 2 elective competences to be demonstrated from a list of 15. These are;

  • Asset Allocation
  • Benefits Management
  • Business Case
  • Capability Development
  • Contract Management
  • Frameworks and Methodologies
  • Independent Assurance
  • Procurement
  • Quality Management
  • Requirements Management
  • Resource Capacity Planning
  • Resource Management
  • Schedule Management
  • Solution Development
  • Transition Management
  • How can I study and... What is Included?

    Route 1 Route 2 Route 3
    1/2 day introductory workshop Features Yes Features Yes Features Yes
    Short Video Course Features Yes Features Yes Features Yes
    Course Workbook Included Features Yes* No Features Yes*
    Podcasts Features Yes* No Features Yes*
    Review of 2 initial competencies Features Yes No Features Yes
    Review of initial Project overview Features Yes No Features Yes
    Review of full Project Overviews Features Yes No Features Yes
    Review of 12 Professional practice areas Features Yes No Features Yes
    Email feedback Features Yes Features Yes Features Yes
    Review of CPD Log No Features Yes Features Yes
    Technical Knowledge Briefing No No Features Yes
    Review of professionally active statement Features If required Features If required Features If required
    ½ day interview preparation Features Yes Features Yes Features Yes
    APM Accreditation and assessment fees No No No

    What is The ChPP Assessment like?

    The assessment is in two parts, the first a written application and the second an interview. Depending on the route, there are different demands..

    All three routes require your professional practice to be current and if not a professionally active statement is required.

    Route 1 requires a professional practice written application and a one-hour interview focussed on it.

    Route 2 requires a short-written application and a 30-minute interview

    Route 3 requires a professional practice written application and a two-hour interview focussed on it and your technical knowledge.

    Despite the help the APM provide, we find that most delegates will benefit from some level of support.

    We have remarkable success supporting delegates through routes 1 and 3, most find it surprising how tricky the application can be.

    John Bolton - Director of Programmes, Parallel

    APM Accredited

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