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