This is a membership for persons engaged in project management and who have attained an approved academic qualication and/or have attained appropriate project management experience.
Rules for the category "Associate Member"
An Associate Member must
- Be currently engaged in the field of Construction Project Management as a core activity, with a view to satisfying the requirements for becoming a Member. This may include professional practice or academic study
- Be working under the supervision or guidance of a Member
- Have signed a declaration to abide by the Constitution, Rules and Code of Professional Conduct of the ACPM for the time being in force
- Possess an Approved Educational Qualification. Exco will develop and maintain a schedule of Approved Educational Qualifications, which will be made available to prospective applicants. The following are examples of Approved Educational Qualifications (provided same have been obtained from an Approved tertiary educational institution):
- BSc (civil engineering)
- BSc (construction management)
- BSc (building science)
- BSc (quantity surveying)
- BSc (architecture) (6 year)
- The equivalent B.Tech degrees
- A 4 year technical degree applicable to the building construction industry but not in the above list (eg in town planning) plus an acceptable MSc in construction project management
Other qualifications that Exco deem to be equivalent to the above.
- Approved Educational Qualifications may include foreign qualifications. In approving educational qualifications, cognisance will be taken of accreditation of qualifications by the various other professional bodies and/or the Human Sciences Research Council. The ACPM does not intend to perform accreditation functions itself except where this is unavoidable.
Practical experience in lieu of Approved Educational Qualifications
Exco will give consideration to approving practical experience in lieu of an Approved Educational Qualification, provided that:
- The practical experience has been combined with courses of tertiary education and training applicable to the construction industry; and
- This alternative tertiary education and practical experience should have provided the applicant with equivalent technical knowledge to that which would have been obtained through an Approved Educational Qualification. As a guide, 8 years of appropriate practical experience covering both professional and construction duties could be regarded as the minimum.