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APM updates qualification names

APM updates qualification names

11 Jan 2017

The APM qualifications will (from 25 October) be known under different names. This rebranding exercise ensures that the titles demonstrate the level at which they are pitched - project fundamentals (PFQ), project management (PMQ) and project professional (PPQ).

The Association for Project Management has updated the names of its qualifications to provide a clear and coherent pathway for candidates to reach the next step in their career, while demonstrating to corporates and businesses the progression of their project professionals.

The qualifications will now be known as:

APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ) – Formerly known as Introductory Certificate
APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) – Formerly known as APMP
APM Project Professional Qualification (PPQ)


The suite of qualifications now provide a coherent and clear journey for those accessing the profession and helps professionals with previous experience gauge which exam is correct for them.

Starting at the fundamentals of project management the suite of qualifications develops candidate’s skills and gradually builds in management skills through the PMQ and finally provides the knowledge and skills needed to achieve the sought after status of a project professional through PPQ.

Once this is achieved project professionals may go on to join the register of project professionals by applying for APM Registered Project Professional (RPP) status.