The Association for Project Management has received its Royal Charter following notification from the Privy Council Office in October that Her Majesty The Queen had approved its application. The Charter represents a significant milestone in the development of the profession and completes the final phase before the association transitions to a full Chartered body in April 2017.

Their journey to becoming Chartered started in January 2007. Their mission was to raise professional standards in projects management and they have so far been supported by 50 organisations across the public and private sectors.

APM President David Waboso, Chairman John McGlynn and CEO Sara Drake were on hand to receive the Sealed Charter in December.

Association Project Management - Royal Charter - January 2017

Project Management is massively important to the UK’s economy. Reports from The National Audit Office show that expenditure on the most complex projects in Government are worth over £200 billion alone.

A Chartered professional is a person who has gained a certain level of skill or competence in a particular field of work, which has been recognised by the award of a formal credential by a relevant professional organisation.

Benefits of Chartered status

  • It offers assurance to users of project management services through the association’s regulating authority.
  • It acknowledges project professionals as experts in their field.
  • It provides a framework for improving project performance.
  • It will raise the profile and value of project management as a profession.

A Chartered professional is a person who has gained a certain level of skill or competence in a particular field of work, which has been recognised by the award of a formal credential by a relevant professional organisation.

On behalf of everyone at Wellingtone, we would like to congratulate the APM on this ground-breaking achievement that will truly benefit project management.