APM Project Professional Qualification (PPQ)

The new APM Project Professional Qualification (PPQ) is an examination based qualification that assesses your capability in delivering projects, programmes and portfolios. Covering the core and specific competences project professionals require across all areas of the profession, the APM Project Professional Qualification is the most comprehensive assessment of professional project management capability available.

Who is it for?

The APM Project Professional Qualification (PPQ) is aimed at any project professional either:

  • working in project, programme or portfolio management,
  • holding the APM Project Management Qualification or equivalent,
  • looking to become a Full member of APM (MAPM).

How is it examined?

The PPQ is a demonstration of the application of knowledge and comprises three core modules and one role specific elective module.  Each module is examined through a written paper of three hours in duration which is scenario based.  A candidate can bring five pages of notes into a PPQ examination.

The modules

Four modules are required to achieve the qualification and must be passed within a 3 year period. 

Core (all three) 

Module 1 Professionalism and managing others 

Module 2 Planning and control 

Module 3 Governance  

Elective (one from three)

Module 4 Project management

Module 5 Programme management

Module 6 Portfolio management

Provek specialist support

Provek provides a comprehensive package of support to each candidate as they study their four modules.  This comprises a range services, including:

  • Briefings
  • Candidate readiness assessment using PMA6
  • Learning materials on The PM Channel
  • Practise papers with tutor marked answers
  • Provek example answers to practise papers
  • Provek 5-page ‘open book’ notes


The APM examination price is £350 + VAT per module and the specialist support from Provek is £500 + VAT per module.

Further information

Click here to request a call back or contact Provek on 01635 524610 or email enquiries@provek.co.uk

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PMA6 Lite includes APM PPQ

The Lite version of Provek's leading online assessment PMA6 includes the new APM PPQ in its recommendation of appropriate qualifications. Undertaken by over 10,000 project staff, you can use PMA6 Lite for free.

Contact us

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