Become a Chartered Project Professional

About the Programme

Chartered Project Professional (ChPP) Accreditation Programme

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. It forms the basis of the assessment that applicants must pass to gain ChPP status and inclusion on the Register of Chartered Project Professionals.

Programme Activities & Fees

The Project Academy offers accreditation programmes to support you on your journey to Chartered status. These programmes assume that you have gained sufficient career experience to be ready for a Chartered application. Our team are on hand to help you determine your readiness for Chartership.

The Mentored full ChPP support course is available to organisational cohorts of a minimum of 8 participants.  The online course format is available to individuals.


ChPP Readiness Checker - FREE
E-learning - Brief overview and introduction to the ChPP standard and explaining the different programmes on offer. FREE
E-learning - Understanding the ChPP standard in more detail including your readiness, the benefits of gaining ChPP and other resources FREE
Online competence self-assessment and personal report utilising the APM’s Competence Framework measured against the ChPP requirements
1-2-1 phone call experience review with one of our specialist ChPP Mentors, review your self-assessment and best experience for your application
2 x eLearning modules to enable you to understand the ChPP standard and the written application process
2 x virtual workshops covering the written submission and practice on writing project and competence statements
1-2-1 ChPP Mentor review of your initial draft application, followed by a phone call review session to build confidence in your approach
Online clinic to support small groups continue their application journey and to share experiences and gain additional insights and troubleshooting
1-2-1 ChPP Mentor review of your full written application, followed by a phone call review to ensure your application is in the best shape for submission
11 x eLearning modules to support your preparation for the interview stage, including technical knowledge modules for each of the 10 x mandatory competences
½ day face-to-face workshop with a ChPP Mentor and two other applicants, to prepare for the interview and practice interview technique

Programme Cost




All prices above exclude VAT. APM Assessment Fees are payable by the applicant directly to the APM.

Not sure if you’re ready? Complete our Readiness Checker

Readiness Checker

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Chartership Eligibility Requirements

Open to those who have managed at least one complex project, programme or portfolio, or who have managed a key control function or a PMO in a complex projects environment.

Able to demonstrate both professional practice and advanced technical knowledge in 10 mandatory competence areas plus at least 2 further elective competence areas. Applicants must demonstrate understanding of professionalism and ethics, have undertaken at least 35 hours of relevant Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in the last 12 months and provide two proposers to validate your application.

Why choose The Project Academy?

  • Years of experience supporting APM develop and test the Chartered standard

  • Our team of ChPP Mentors have supported hundreds of senior project leaders attain APM’s highest professional standards

  • Tried and tested accreditation programmes with over 90% success rate

  • Mentor team includes APM approved assessors with key understanding of the ChPP standard

  • Our ChPP programmes offer blended learning at a pace that suits your busy work life

  • Gain support from your assigned 1-2-1 mentor with key insights to best practices to succeed the application process

  • Benefit from our suite of eLearning modules to prepare for the demanding Chartership interview

  • Online webinars and support clinics

  • Corporate programmes available

There are 3 available routes to take for ChPP

  • Route 1

    For those who have a prior assessment recognised by the APM, for advanced technical knowledge.

  • Route 2

    For those who have a prior recognised assessment for advanced technical knowledge and professional practice. This will typically be for those who already hold the APM’s Registered Project Professional (RPP).

  • Route 3

    For those who do not have a recognised prior assessment but do meet the Chartership eligibility requirements.

What they said about us

Chartership really helps in the continuing professionalisation of the organisations approach to change. This sort of thing carries weight with the Exec Team, we are a new profession and often have to remind the organisation that it is a profession in its own right. The Project Academy’s ChPP accreditation programme was essential to helping me gain chartered status.

I have gained a more conscious understanding of practice in terms of project management and delivering projects (applying particular tools/techniques). Using knowledge to input to development of areas of project profession within the National Trust.

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