Students who are either part or full-time students of an endorsed VET or Higher Education course can join AIPM as a Student Member giving them membership of an industry body of their profession and benefits that include:
A student is eligible to have their membership upgraded to Associate Membership as soon as he/she receives a formal qualification.
Associate Members can use the post nominal AAIPM, vote at the AGM and/or in chapter elections and, is subscribed to AIPM’s Project Manager Magazine (hard copy). Once an Associate Member has gained the necessary experience to fulfil the requirements of full membership, they can apply for Member status.
As recognition of the rigorous process of course endorsement under AIPM’s Endorsed Course Program, a student who has completed an endorsed VET course or Higher Education Program and applies for Associate Membership is eligible to apply for AIPM’s RegPM Certification Program at Certified Practicing Project Practitioner level (CPPP).
Registered Project Manager (RegPM)
RegPM is AIPM’s Certification Program. When a member is RegPM certified, they are entitled to use AIPM post nominals (CPPP, CPPM, CPSPM, CPPD, CPPE) after their title and acknowledged for their status on the AIPM website as a Registered Project Manager. RegPM certification is highly regarded in industry, displays credibility and can help display a member’s ongoing commitment to professional development.
Under AIPM’s Endorsed Course Program, a student who has completed an endorsed VET course or Higher Education program listed on the AIPM Endorsed Course Register can be granted CPPP on application for Associate Membership. Applicants must provide a copy of their certificate when making their membership application and the RegPM application fee is waived.
Associate Members who are certified at CPPP level under the Endorsed Course Program are still required to gain the necessary number of CPD points over a three year period to maintain their certification. If a member elects to upgrade to CPPM at a later time he/she must undertake the normal process of RegPM Certification by completing a new assessment with an AIPM RegPM Assessor. The normal application fee will then apply.