To earn your APMP Professional certification, qualify by making a significant impact in your own organization or in one of APMP’s business development communities. You must document and present that impact to a panel of assessors, demonstrating superior communications skills.
To earn a Professional Certification you must:
As part of the APMP-ProfessionalTM level certification process we require an independent assessment of your behaviour and attitude, particularly in the areas of managing and motivating others to carry out required actions in a proposals environment.
The assessment comprises a detailed evaluation of nine Key Competency Areas (KCA). Individual competencies within these KCAs are described and your referee will be asked to rate you based upon pre-defined statements. The questionnaire should not take your referee more than 30 minutes to complete.
Your impact must represent a significant professional achievement that demonstrates your business development commitment and initiative. The impact must illustrate sustainable improvement in areas such as: customer interaction, proposal and bid management, individual or organizational development, processes or infrastructure improvement.
It must represent a project where you were personally responsible and successfully demonstrated that your organization, a client’s organization or the proposal profession had a quantifiable gain. Activities associated with your day-to-day job are not eligible for your professional impact, which must reach beyond your normal activities and assignments.
A Certification Mentoring Program is available to those preparing for Professional Level Certification. They will help you understand, plan, and complete your PPIP. Visit the mentoring pages for more information
The programme uses a process of examination and competency-based assessment, which is consistent and measured against world best practice standards.