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AAPM ®  American Academy of Certified Project Managers ® USA - Certifying Board The AAPM ® Project Management Certification Board is AAPM ® Board of Standards - TUV Accredited and ISO 9001 Certified for Quality and ISO 29990 Certified for Training. CIPM Certified International Project Manager ®  and Master Project Manager ® are Registered Trademarks Internationally


American Academy of Project Management  AAPM ®

The AAPM ™ International Board of Standards was founded in 1996, via a consolidation between the PME Project Manager E-Business Committee (PME) and the Founders Advisory Committee of the Original Condor Falcon Graduate Institute of Leadership Development ™. The AAPM was originally established in as a professional organization for Hi Tech Managers, Government Employees, and Analysts. The Condor Falcon Institute was founded to examine strategic leadership and planning issues for graduates professionals and leaders and to award the leadership, project management and consulting designations. AAPM currently recognizes over 12,000 Executive Project Managers, PhDs, Masters Degree Holders, government officials, and consultants as executive members in over 150  nations.

As there had not been a graduate professional project manager organization specifically for Executives, MBAs, PhDs and accredited degree holders, The AAPM ™ has met this need and become the organization of choice for highly educated individuals or industry experts because AAPM requires an accredited college degree or equivalent for membership and certification. The AAPM receives its license, sanction and authority from the IPMC International Project Management Commission. It is projected that another 10,000 new members in Asia, India, The Middle East and Africa will be accredited or certified by AApM and IPMC over the next 2 years.

Furthermore, AAPM ™ has several global certifications available for qualified membership which are the: CIPM ™ Certified International Project Manager and MPM ™ Master Project Manager i.e. The Masters Certification, and The PME ™ Project Manager E-Business, the CPE Certified Planning Engineer ™, and the CPRM Certified Project Risk Manager ™. Other AAPM designations include: Master Quality Manager MQM ™, The Accredited Agile Project Manager, and inclusion of the CEC ™ Certified E-Commerce Consultant Designation. The AAPM ™ is the regulatory body for the much sought after AAPM ™ Designations and Credentials.

The AAPM ™ Executive Designation Programs provide the assurance that the holder has met the suggested criteria for graduate credentials set out in the Ibanez US Supreme Court Decision. Further, the AAPM board certification requires meeting 6 different levels of global criteria including ethics and our global body of standards which are the 1st Standards specifically based on the methodology used by government agencies and departments. Acceptance into the AAPM is a high distinction and requires the holder to possess a graduate level portfolio of skills and knowledge. Acceptance statistics are not high, and the designation when achieved is a high honor strictly for accredited degree holders or individuals with equivalent backgrounds.

The AAPM ™ has seen a meteoric rise to affluence and membership in recent years, as executives and managers strive to maintain and augment their education, unique credentials, integrity, and skill sets. AAPM has strategic recognition of over 40 of the top business programs globally including schools of the The AACSB ™ International and The ACBSP ™ accreditation agencies. Thus, AAPM accredits and recognizes only the best project management training programs. AAPM also has an alliance with the RSOF Royal Society of Fellows Worldwide, The IPMC International Project Management Commission and the AAFM ™ The American Academy of Financial Management. Further, the AAPM has been listed and disclosed as a training and certification provider with the US Department of Education EROD Directory.

AAPM’s mission is to serve its global membership and stakeholders as a world leader in educating and reinforcing the international knowledge of executives and potential leadership of institutions. AAPM ™ now has representative offices in the US World Trade Center N.O. Center, Hong Kong, Beijing, India, Moscow, Istanbul, Dubai, Kuwait, Latin America and South America, Singapore, The Carribean, Europe, and more. AAPM ™ mandates consent to high standards of professional conduct, and AAPM activities are International in nature and scope.

The AAPM International Board of Standards is recognized by the following:

  • TÜV Technischer Überwachungs-Verein Österreich, : 140 year old EU/Austrian Technical Inspection Association) which are German organizations that work to validate the quality of products and services of all kinds to protect the public and for safety.  IBS GAFM - EU Standards Council of the International Board of Standards 
  • ISO 9001 Certified for Quality as a Certification Body of our EU Standards Council of the GAFM IBS International Board of Standards
  • ISO 29990 Certified for Non Formal Training of our EU Standards Council of the GAFM IBS International Board of Standards

* Notice on Recognition: Most people simply view the MPM as a credential that is higher or more advanced than the other basic professional designations. It seems that it is a natural inclination to view the AAPM & IPMC masters credential as one that is above the others. Overall, because we require a college education, we have further positioned the AAPM, MPM and CIPM above the other designations; however, this policy does prevent the multitude from joining the AAPM.

*Anyone who provides false information to the AAPM or provides education and credentials in bad faith can be reported to the authorities or to their local authorities. We expect all information to be truthful and accurate under the digital signature act laws and through treaties and international law. A person can be expelled from the organization and have their name stricken from the record if providing false or misleading information regarding an application or any other issue.


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