APM Royal Charter moves forward in UK



Privy Council decision represents significant step towards charter status

14 October 2016 – London, UK – The Association for Project Management (APM) has announced a significant step towards achieving Chartered status. The Privy Council considered the application at its meeting on 12 October 2016 and has now issued an Order of Grant. This has triggered a process which will see the association awarded a Royal Charter, which will be printed on vellum and sealed.

161014-pmwj51-apm-logoOnce the Charter has been sealed APM will implement the procedural, legal and accounting transition to re-constitute itself as a Chartered body during 2017.

At the association’s AGM on 21 November 2016, members will consider a resolution to transfer the assets and liabilities of the existing charity to a new Chartered Body Corporate. Once constituted the new body will conduct a public consultation on the criteria for admission to its planned register of Chartered project professionals.

APM has maintained a commitment to achieving Chartered status to raise standards of project delivery, enhance the status of the profession to improve our economy and society, and facilitate collaboration and research to develop the practice and theory of delivering beneficial change.

Background information on APM’s application for a Royal Charter

Briefing update on APM’s Charter application

Road to Professionalism: the timeline of APM’s application for a Royal Charter

Visit the Privy Council website for more information about Chartered status

Founded in 1972, the APM is a registered charity in the UK with more than 21,000 individual and 500 corporate members.  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 the UK national representative in the International Project Management Association (IPMA).  More information at http://www.apm.org.uk

Source: Association for Project Management