Accredited Legal Project Manager (ALPM)

The True Value Partnering Institute’s Accredited Legal Project Manager (ALPM) designation is the legal industry’s first accredited legal project management qualification. Professionals who qualify for the ALPM are expected to have a deep understanding and possess relevant work experience in core areas and competencies as they relate to legal project management ("LPM") such as:

  • Project Initiation and Leadership

  • Scope Development and Management

  • Communications Planning

  • Cost and Change Control

  • Process Improvement

  • Change Management

Qualification Criteria:

Those currently employed as a law firm professional focusing in legal project management (with at least 60% of daily time/job responsibility dedicated to LPM, including half credit for the related discipline of legal pricing) who meet the following criteria may qualify for the ALPM:

3+ years legal project management experience at the Manager level OR

1+ years heading LPM within a law firm at the Chief or Director Level (or the Manager level if you had primary responsibility for a law firm’s LPM program)


 32 Educational Credits

Educational credit equivalencies are approved by the True Value Partnering Institute as follows:

Area of Education

# of Credits

Active Participation in a TVPI LPM Cohort

4 credits per cohort (maximum 8 hours)

Core LPM Coursework/Training

1 credit per hour (see limitations below)

LPM-Focused Conferences or Roundtables

1 credit per hour (maximum 8 hours)

Independent Study (approved literature)

4 credits per text

Undergraduate Degree in Business (any business degree, i.e. accounting, finance, economics, statistics, marketing)

3 credits

Masters in Business Administration

3 credits

The following is a representative listing of approved educational and other credit-granting activities:

Core LPM Coursework/Training (up to a maximum of 24 credits/hours for all core coursework/training)

LPM-Focused Conferences or Roundtables (up to a maximum of 8 total credits/hours for all conferences and roundtables)

Independent Study:

Public Speaking and Publications:

  • 2 credits per approved speaking engagement or publication - up to a maximum of 8 credits

Please contact the Institute with inquires for approvals of other educational and credit-granting activities at [email protected]

All ALPMs must be current members of the True Value Partnering Institute (Join).

In special circumstances, the ALPM may be awarded to an individual whose combined qualifications significantly exceed the spirit of the above requirements but may not meet a specific educational or experience requirement.

Please begin tracking your specific education credits going (name and date of training or activity) as there will be an annual re-certification. 

ALPM Directory

  See a full listing of others who have earned the ALPM designation (click here).