Educational Advanced Placement Exemptions: Approved by the Board.
Retired Military Officers have
provided these Recommendations for membership and certification . These are the military requirements for
the MPM and CIPM Certification that are based on two factors: Rank and Position. If you meet the criteria
below, you would be exempt from the training or accredited college degree requirement. As the Military
are the original project managers, the AAPM is proud to recognize Armed Forces and Government Training,
Rank and Awards.
Requirements for the
MPM Advanced Standing Eligibility:
1) Warrant Officers:
W-2 and above: Minimum 2 years in a Leadership
2) Officers of O-2 and
above: Minimum 2 years in a Leadership
3) Enlisted E-6 and
above: Minimum 2 years experience in a Leadership
Position; restricted to BNCOC graduates and above ( BNCOC is Basic Non Commissioned Officers Course;
which is where an E-6 is trained thoroughly on their specified job description )
4) Department of
Defense: 1) High ranking DoD Civilians (GS-14 and
above) who have completed the Program Management Course and received a Diploma/Certificate. These
individuals are certified by DoD under DAWIA in Program/Project Management. 2) ALL DoD personnel who have
sucessfully completed the PM Course at the Defense Acquisition University (DAU) formally Defense Systems
Management College (DSMC).
Overseas: Any officer of a military or armed forces from a
recognized country under the United Nations with more than 3 years of project management experience.
Overseas applicants and any and all applicants must provide good faith documentation with application for
6) Instructors and
Professors - If you have been qualified to teach Project Management within
the government , then you are automatically qualified to apply for certification.