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APM Project Fundamentals Qualification and Examination - CITI
The APM Project Fundamentals Qualification Examination is the cheapest route to become an accredited project manager. If you are looking for APM certification, the Project Fundamentals is the fastest way to gain project management accreditation. The APM PFQ was previously known as the APM Introductory Certificate.
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APM Project Fundamentals Qualification and Examination


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 achieve APM certification at a pace to suit you.

By opting for the CITI online learning route you can study at a time, place and pace that works for you. All material for this course is provided online and it is one of the most effective and comprehensive ways to become accredited in project management (the APM Project Fundamentals Qualification was previously known as the APM Introductory Certificate in Project Management).

To access the APM Project Fundamentals Qualification online learning course for one individual costs £270 + VAT per delegate licence and examination. If you want to purchase multiple licences please contact us to discuss your requirements and to obtain a quote. Please note this includes everything you need to gain the APM Accreditation – if you would prefer to purchase separately please click here


The APM Project Fundamentals Qualification and 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.


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.

The exam is a one hour online examination, and all of the information required to pass the examination 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 examination, you will gain the APM Project Fundamentals Qualification.

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

We recommend that when you have completed at least 20 hours of distance learning you can consider booking your examination. However, different people have different learning styles and speeds, so we will not push you to take the examination on any given date – or impose cut-off dates on the elearning.