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Candidate registration

As soon as an Organisation has been approved as a centre for DPA then candidate registration can commence. All candidate registrations must be sent to PMI by the centre contact.

New to PMI?

Complete a Candidate Registration Form.

Not new to PMI?

Complete the Candidate Transfer Form if any of the following three scenarios apply to you:

  • Transferring from one centre to another.
  • Completed APE within 12 months of registration and immediately transferring to CPE.

In all other cases a Candidate Registration Form must be completed.

Notification of your registration and confirmation of your individual candidate number will be forwarded to you to confirm that registration has been completed.

Guide for DPA candidates

This document will explain more about this qualification:

Guide for DPA candidates

PMI Membership

When registering to take this qualification, if you are not already an active PMI member, you will automatically become a VQ Student member of PMI. Please click here for more information.

As a member of the PMI you are required to adhere to our Code of Professional Conduct.

Click here to download a copy of the Code of Professional Conduct.

On completion of DPA individuals can apply for diploma level of membership of PMI and have the designatory initials DipPMI after their name. For further details click here.

Unique Learner Number (ULN)

It is an Ofqual requirement that Awarding Organisations must capture the Unique Learner Number (ULN) for all candidates. The Learner Registration Service (LRS) will allocate a ULN to every person undertaking education and training. The ten digit number will remain with them for life and will not be recycled. Candidate details submitted to PMI need to match those on the LRS exactly, if there are any differences, PMI will be unable to validate the ULN.

For more information and to generate a ULN, please refer to the Learning Records Service – Learner Registration Area here.

NOTE: It is not mandatory requirement to have a ULN.