As a project management practitioner, writer, speaker, consultant and trainer I’m always trying to keep up with what’s going on in the PM industry and not just focused on the US, but globally. So it was with surprise that I found out about another PM certification called the APMP released by the APM. According to their site, it maps to the IPMA Level D, SCQF Level 7 competency and “ is a knowledge based qualification that allows candidates to demonstrate knowledge of all elements of project management.”
Interestingly, unlike the PMP which tests you on multiple choice based questions, the APMP tests you on “a three hour paper where candidates must answer ten from sixteen questions derived from all 37 syllabus topics”, unless you’re already a Prince2 certified PM where you only site for “a two hour paper that recognizes prior learning. In this paper candidates must answer six from ten questions derived from just 25 topics.”
Here’s a nice introduction video from APM:
In addition, they provide a very nice infographic that outlines the details of the APMP certification:
And of course, like any new certification backed by a well known PM organization, there are training programs available for a nominal cost. That’s how I found out about it as I got placed in a advertising email for a program, which is interesting since I’m in the US and this certification is mostly geared towards British and European countries.
Yet another PM certification to be aware of!