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APMP certification

APMP offers the world’s first Professional Certification Program for those working in a bid and proposal environment. The Program uses a process of examination and competency-based assessment, which is consistent and measured against worldwide best practice standards. With the Certification Program, employers provide their employees world-class bid and proposal management know-how, and they improve process quality.

There are three levels. Participants start at Foundation and advance to Practitioner, and then to Professional. Each level is tested in a different way, requires a minimum level of experience, and verification with a self-selected reference.

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All our APMP Foundation trainings are eligible for APMP CEUs.

The APMP Foundation™-Level

APMP Foundation-Level

The APMP Foundation-Level Certification is the entry level for the program. Candidates should have one to three years of experience. With the Foundation-Level, candidates demonstrate their knowledge of Best Practices

The APMP Foundation-Level is open to non-APMP members, too.


The APMP Practitioner™-Level

APMP Practitioner-Level

At APMP Practitioner level, participants must go beyond a basic understanding of concepts and terms and prove that they can also put these into practice comprehensively.
The APMP Practitioner-Level is for those with three to seven years experience. It is open to all APMP members who have achieved Foundation-Level.


The APMP Professional™-Level

APMP Professional Level

This is the highest level. Professionals have made a significant impact on their own organisations or a significant contribution to the business development community.

The APMP Professional-Level is open to all APMP members who have achieved Practitioner-Level.


APMP - Association of Proposal Management Professionals
Association for Proposal Management Professionals
Through association and education, we provide our members access to tools, methods, processes, innovations, talent and specialised expertise that can directly improve the ability to acquire new business and to sustain growth and competitiveness in a dynamic and demanding marketplace.
Our membership is growing rapidly into an internationally recognised association with membership and corporate sponsors from a diverse range of disciplines and industries. Our members are committed to the pursuit of proposal excellence. Our journey has been one of promoting the professionalism of our members and shaping the future of the proposal profession.
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APMP Certification FAQ

  • Why APMP Certification? +

    The Certification brings many benefits for proposal managers as well as for companies and organisations. For Individuals Career Progress Individuals will become more valuable to employers because an APMP certification: Proves ability as a proposal manager Proves impact as a Read More
  • What will be tested? +

    The Professional Certification Program uses a process of competency assessment that is consistent and fair as well as measured against world best practice standards. The Certification Program is a series of sequential assessments. A direct entry to Practitioner or Professional Read More
  • How long is my Certification valid? +

    In order to maintain an active certification status and to satisfy CPD program requirements and, once you are certified to any level, you must earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) through carrying out activities that will improve and broaden your skills Read More
  • How much time does it take? +

    Depending on the Certification Level, it takes between one day and two weeks to prepare for each level. Foundation-Level: Total Effort ~1—2 days We recommend to spend about 1 day for your individual preparation, and then a Certification Workshop, offered Read More
  • What happens if I fail? +

    Unless the candidate does not submit an appeal, he can retake the examination again after six months.     Read More
  • Who offers Certification Workshops? +

    To offer Certification training and preparation workshops, the training provider needs to be an „Approved Training Organisation“ (ATO) of APMP. In Europe, there are currently four ATOs. The ATO status (Approved Training Organisation) allows CSK to provide APMP training workshops Read More
  • What is the cost? +

    The examination fees vary between EUR 300 and 680, depending on the Certification Level. The fees for the individual preparation support or certification training depend on the training provider. Certification Level US Dollars Pound Sterling Euro Australian Dollar Indian Rupee Read More
  • What are the preconditions? +

    The APMP Certification Program is available for a broad target group. The preconditions depend on the certification level. source: APMP International Read More
  • APMP Documentation +

    The complete documentation on the APMP Certification Program can be found on the APMP website. Please click on Read More
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