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APM exam – APM PFQ exam only

For many, attending a classroom-based course is not an option for numerous reasons. CITI recognises how difficult this can be and has produced an alternative way to pass the APM exam and achieve APM certification at a pace to suit you.

By opting for a self-study route you can study at a time, place and pace that works for you and buy the APM PFQ exam only here. Many Accredited Training Organisations will only let you buy the APM PFQ examination as a bundle with distance learning. Assuming you have completed our APM Project Fundamentals distance learning, read the APM Body of Knowledge, or read the APM PFQ Study Guide you can buy the APM PFQ exam only here. The APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (APMPFQ) was previously known as the APM Introductory Certificate in Project Management (APMIC).

To buy the APM Exam – or the APM PFQ exam only costs £225 + VAT per delegate examination. If you want to purchase multiple licences please contact us to discuss your requirements and to obtain a quote. Please note this only includes the examination to gain the APM Accreditation – if you would prefer to buy the distance learning and examination together please click here


The APM Project Fundamentals Qualification Examination (APM PFQ) is a qualification from the Association for Project Management (APM). It is designed for new project managers, team members or people who are interested in starting out in project management. It will introduce you to the fundamental principles, skills, methods, tools and behaviours of project management. It is a highly practical approach that can be applied to projects of any size. The primary purpose is to pass the APM exam.


During the course you will learn how to:

  • Define the roles of the project manager
  • Capture and manage stakeholder expectations
  • Prepare a business case justifying the project
  • Prepare a project plan including a budget and schedule
  • Manage the risks to your project
  • Control changes during the project
  • Report progress
  • Build and develop a project team
  • Exam preparation for the APM exam.

The APM fundamentals exam is a one hour online examination, and all of the information required to pass the APM exam is provided in our online learning.  We have a 98% pass rate – and only 36 correct answers of the 60 questions presented are required to pass.


APM Project Fundamentals Qualification Certificate

Assuming you are successful in the APM examination, you will gain the APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (APM PFQ).

This qualification is also a great stepping stone in your career and is the first step in your progression to APM Project Management Qualification.

We recommend that when you have completed at least 20 hours of distance learning you can consider booking your APM examination. However, different people have different learning styles and speeds, so please ensure you have completed sufficient learning before booking an examination.

Please be aware that you may need to install third-party software to enable the proctor to test and check your system settings.

It is advisable that you complete the examination on a computer system that is deemed suitable for public Internet access, adheres to your IT departments policies, and is not liable to disclose / damage / destroy any secure or private information relating to you, your organisation, clients or customers.