APM Registered Project Professional (RPP) – Useful information

What is APM Registered Project Professional (RPP)?

APM Registered Project Professional (RPP) is a pan-sector for those able to demonstrate the capabilities of a responsible leader, who have the ability to manage a complex project and use appropriate tools, processes and techniques. It will, for the first time assess all elements of the APM 5 Dimensions of Professionalism in a single standard, thereby enhancing professional status and recognition. It will raise the bar of project professionalism to a whole new level.

Who should apply?

APM Registered Project Professional is available to anyone with experience of managing others in a complex project environment regardless of their professional background or qualification.
Why become an APM Registered Project Professional?
There is a growing recognition of the value that competent and capable project professionals can offer. APM Registered Project Professional sets projects apart through a robust assessment of the APM 5 Dimensions of Professionalism delivering benefits to individuals and organisations.

Benefits to the individual include:
• Professional status allowing you to stand out from the crowd.
• Public recognition on the APM Register of Project Professionals.
• Use of the post-nominal RPP setting you apart in the profession.
• Instant recognition from employees and clients as a professional with a high level of capability.
• The opportunity to reflect on your career and achievement through a robust assessment process.
The wider public can be confident that their project management community has been externally assessed as competent and dedicated to their own continuing development. For employers, this visible investment in staff offers the benefit of raising the profile of project management as a driver for competitive advantage and improved project delivery.
Benefits to the organisation include:
• Greater likelihood of project success.
• Competitive advantage.
• Enhanced delivery to clients.
• External recognition of an organisation’s project and programme management capability.
• Visible investment in staff
• External recognition of an organisation’s project management community within the organisation.

Chartership status?

An application for Chartered Status by the APM is currently being considered by the Privy Council. If and when APM is granted chartered status, those already awarded the Registered Project Professional standard will be given the designation of Chartered Project Professional and allowed to use the post nominal letters of ChPP.

Find expert advice on The PM Channel to help you to succeed with your RPP submission here.

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