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APMP Bid & Proposal Con 2014 Certification Day
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Monday, May 26, 2014
The Sheraton Hotel and Towers
Chicago, IL


APMP Bid & Proposal Con 2014 Certification Day delivers access to all levels of APMP Certification opportunities—all in one day, in person and onsite at the Chicago conference. Industry members can speak directly with the APMP Director of Certification and mentors, eager to help you achieve your APMP certification goals.

Follow the links below to jump to specific Certification Day offerings:
Foundation Prep Class and Exam
Practitioner Quick Start Workshop
Practitioner Completion Workshop
Professional Impact Presentations and Interviews
APMP Certification Headquarters


Foundation Prep Class and Exam

 


APMP Foundation Certification is the first step to demonstrating knowledge and understanding of bid and proposal management best practices. Strategic Proposals, an APMP ATO, will offer the Foundation Preparation Course and Exam at the 2014 conference. Registration is separate from conference registration.
Register now through the Strategic Proposals website.

Monday, May 26, 2014
8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
The Sheraton Hotel and Towers

APMP Members: $695
Nonmembers: $795
Registration includes the $400 exam fee, all materials, breakfast, lunch and two breaks.

Demonstrate that you are a Proposal Professional.
Professional qualification in proposal management is a way to

  • Confirm your proposal skills and knowledge.
  • Demonstrate your commitment to your chosen profession.
  • Fulfill an increasingly-required pre-requisite for proposal positions.

APMP Foundation Level certification is the first level on the APMP certification scheme.

Prepare for the exam.
This one-day workshop will help candidates review proposal 'best practices' and prepare to take the certification exam. The workshop will cover the APMP syllabus and review key concepts and information covered by the exam. At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will take the exam. Results will be given to individuals privately, immediately following the exam.

Gain confidence, and know that you’ll pass the exam.
The workshop delivers the confidence to do well on the exam. The percentage of people who pass the exam after attending the workshop is very high.

Presented by an APMP-certified Proposal Professional who is "Passionate about Proposals.”
The session will be presented by BJ Lownie, CPP APMP Fellow, Director of Strategic Proposals LLC. BJ is an experienced workshop facilitator and recognized proposal thought-leader. He is the co-author of the blog The Proposal Guys and a popular presenter at APMP conferences.

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Practitioner Quick Start Workshop

 

Monday, May 26, 2014
12:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.
The Sheraton Hotel and Towers

Registration: $79
Maximum enrollment: 30
You must be an APMP member to participate.

To register for this Certification opportunity, begin your conference registration. You'll be asked to enter your personal contact details. Before you confirm your conference registration, you will be able to add this APMP Certification opportunity. 

Register now for this workshop designed for APMP members registered to attend Bid & Proposal Con 2014, who would like to understand how to complete the Proposal Practitioner Assessment Questionnaire (PPAQ). The workshop will include:

  • Introduction to the PPAQ requirements
  • Discussion on how to use the PPAQ Standards and Guidelines to build your competency self-assessments
  • Individual coaching to develop compliant competency based evidence responses
  • Understanding of how to handle the more challenging competency areas
  • On-going support to complete your PPAQ
At the completion of this workshop, members will have completed up to 8 of their evidence responses and have a clear understanding of how to complete the remainder of their PPAQ within the next 4 to 6 weeks.

The registration fee does not include the cost of the Practitioner Assessment, paid when you complete your PPAQ. Registration fills quickly. Register now to avoid placement on the wait list.

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Practitioner Completion Workshop

Monday, May 26, 2014
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
The Sheraton Hotel and Towers


Registration:
$129 + a one-time Practitioner Assessment Fee of $650, paid separately through the APM Group
The deadline to register for the APMP Practitioner Completion Workshop and Practitioner Assessment with APM Group is April 25, 2014.

Maximum enrollment: 25
You must be an APMP member to participate.

To register for this Certification opportunity, begin your conference registration. You'll be asked to enter your personal contact details. Before you confirm your conference registration, you will be able to add this APMP Certification opportunity.

This is an intense full-day workshop for APMP members registered to attend Bid & Proposal Con 2014, who would like to complete the Proposal Practitioner Assessment Questionnaire (PPAQ) and achieve Practitioner Certification status. Participation in this workshop will require:

  • Foundation level Certification
  • Pre-registration for the Practitioner Assessment
  • Advance preparation of at least 12 competency responses
  • A full day dedicated to completing the remainder of your 35 competency evidence responses, with support from the APMP Director of Certification and mentors
  • Follow-up work during conference to resolve remaining questions as necessary

At the completion of this workshop members will have completed their Practitioner Certification and be ready to submit for assessment.

Reminder: To participate in the Practitioner Completion Workshop you must register for this workshop, then register and pay your fees for the Practitioner Assessment.

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Professional Impact Presentations and Interviews

Registration:
By Appointment Only, upon meeting specific criteria

A limited number of interview slots will be available for individuals to complete their Proposal Profession Impact Paper (PPIP) and competency-based interview.

Prior to the conference, candidates must

  • be an APMP member
  • have registered for the Professional Practitioner Level assessment
  • have their PPIP assessed by the Chief Examiner
  • Nominate a reference for the behavioral competency assessment.
  • complete their PPIP and submit for assessment by April 18, 2014.

Contact Cathy Day, Chief Examiner, or Charlie Divine, Certification Director, to reserve a slot for Professional Interviews

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APMP Certification Headquarters


Visit the APMP Certification Headquarters at Bid & Proposal Con 2014 in the Exhibit Area, for answers to all your Certification questions and to find out how you can meet a mentor that can help guide you through this professional development process.