The AIPM certification journey


Becoming a RegPM

The journey of a project management professional involves persistent upskilling, staying updated on industry best practices and building relevant experience with implementation of latest project management methodologies. This implies securing the right project opportunities. The most effective and relied upon approach to achieving this is to have your project management capabilities evaluated and certified by an industry recognised project management institute of repute like AIPM. Our RegPM certification offers you the recognition that will give you the visibility to land the right project management opportunities.


1. Become a member of AIPM: Access to our RegPM program is available to full Members. If you are not a member, you can apply for membership and RegPM at the same time.

Become a member

2. Apply for RegPM Certification: If you are current Member and not yet a RegPM, apply for certification below.
Please note, the below application form is only accessible to Members who are not yet Certified and are logged in.

Apply for RegPM Certification


3. Be assigned an assessor: If you are an existing client of an approved AIPM Assessor, you can nominate this Assessor to conduct your assessment. The Assessor will be asked to confirm this. If you are not an existing client of an approved AIPM Assessor, AIPM will allocate an assessor for you. AIPM will aim to find an assessor in the same location as the candidate. See assesors >

4. Complete the assessment: You must submit your assessment evidence to your assessor within six (6) months from the date applied.

5. Your assessor submits an assessment report: The assessment report will recommend that a candidate is Competent or Not Yet Competent.

6. You will be recognised as a Certified Project Professional: If you are successful, your name will also be placed on our online register of certified project professionals. We will issue you with a certificate of registration which is valid for three years.

7. During the three years, you will need to undertake Continuous Professional Development (CPD) to renew your certification. Maintaining your certification is subject to your continued financial membership of AIPM. A recertification fee applies. 



Maintaining your certification 

Staying at the top of your project management game takes commitment to stay relevant. Maintaining your AIPM certification therefore requires you to undertake Continual Professional Development (CPD). Upholding your AIPM certification would require maintaining a certain number of CPD points. We offer you a host of ways to upskill and stay updated on all that is latest from the project management industry. Build your CPD bank by choosing from events & conferences, certifications, qualifications, short courses, experience sessions, mentoring programs, volunteering work among other options.

Here’s the whole list of options you can choose from against the number of CPD points each one offers.


Simple and easy recertification with CPD

To recertify through the CPD Program, RegPMs must attain 70 points over the course of three years. See the CPD points table for the various ways you can attain these points. RegPM members must keep an accurate log of the CPD points they accumulate over the certification period. These logs should include the required evidence in accordance with the CPD Points Table. RegPM members can still logon to the website and record their CPD points, however this is not a compulsory requirement.

The Institute will undertake CPD compliance audits from time to time. Auditing is an important process that ensures the profession continues to enjoy the reputation from which all Members benefit. If selected for an audit, you will be sent an e-mail requesting that you send your CPD record log. If required, you may be asked for supporting documentation, which may be in the form of receipts, certificates, enrolment records, assessment reports, detailed diary notes or journal articles. Members making a misleading declaration will be in breach of AIPM's Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct and no longer eligible for certification and must discontinue using AIPM RegPM post-nominals.

The cost to recertify is $240 including GST. RegPM members must maintain financial membership of AIPM.


Opt for assessment to recertify

Certified members who have not attained the required number of CPD activity points over the three-year period will need to complete a new assessment. This will involve completing an application, undertaking a new Assessment with an AIPM approved Assessor at the same RegPM level or a higher RegPM level and paying relevant fees. RegPM members must maintain financial membership of AIPM.

Is it time to move to the next level of certification?

If you are already a RegPM and would like to upgrade your certification level, you will need to demonstrate a level of competency through a RegPM upgrade assessment. You will need to complete a new assessment at the higher level. SEE CERTIFICATION LEVELS >

Apply to upgrade your certification