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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 proposal manager

  • Provides a "mark of quality"

  • Identifies Proposal Managers for recruitment, promotion and succession planning

Stand Out From the Crowd

Not everyone has what it takes to achieve an APMP certification — achieving this differentiates you from other proposal managers:

  • APMP certified proposal managers are still a small percentage of the proposal management population

  • Those achieving APMP certification have a current, proven and independently assessed record of proposal management
  • No other scheme offers such tangible proof of impact

Gain Professional Respect and Credibility

APMP certified proposal managers have equal standing with professionals in other professions.
They:

  • Demonstrate their commitment to reviewing and improving their skills and performance

  • Move internally throughout organisations, and externally throughout industries, with recognised skills and credentials

For Companies and Organisations

APMP certification assesses the tangible impact made by individual proposal managers. Organisations can directly benefit from their employees being certified by APMP, as the Certification Program has been designed to ensure that it:

Encourages Retention of Staff

  • 40% of employees value career development opportunities when assessing new employers.

  • 55% of employees see the ability to develop everyone’s potential as something which a ‘responsible’ organisation would be particularly good at

  • 81% of employees agree that responsible organisations are more likely to be creative and innovative.

Supports Competency-Based Recruitment and Promotion of Staff

HR Professionals can use the APMP to help them:

  • Externally – with attraction and recruitment
  • Internally – with development of key individuals

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 Dollars Foundation-Level for 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 http://www.apmp.org/?page=AccreditationProgram Read More
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