APM announces first Chartered Project Professionals



31 October 2018 – London, UK – The Association for Project Management (APM) has announced that nearly 300 individuals have been awarded with Chartered Project Professional status (ChPP) making them the first of their kind in the world. Project professionals from across the UK and nearly 50 different sectors including, defence, education, finance, healthcare, IT, consulting, manufacturing, infrastructure, Government and more, have been awarded.

Speaking about this historic milestone Debbie Dore, chief executive of APM, said: “As of today, project management takes its rightful place at the table alongside other professions including accountancy, engineering and medicine. It is our belief that chartership will help to raise standards and employability while addressing a growing demand for project professionals. Chartership will enable project professionals to have an increasingly positive impact on society and the economy by helping to ensure a world in which all projects succeed.”

The Chartered Project Professional (ChPP) standard is a professional benchmark that demonstrates attainment of a defined level of technical knowledge, professional practice and ethical behaviour. Learn more about the Chartered Project Professional standard here.

Founded in 1972 and a registered charity in the UK with more than 21,000 individual and 540 corporate members, the APM received a Royal Charter in April 2017.  The APM is dedicated to the development of professional project, programme and portfolio management across all sectors of industry and beyond. APM, with branches throughout the UK and in Hong Kong, is also the UK national representative in the International Project Management Association (IPMA).  More information at http://www.apm.org.uk

Source: Association for Project Management