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APMP offers its members the world’s first, best, and only industry-recognized certification program for professionals working in a bid and proposal environment. APMP certification is the global standard for developing and demonstrating bid, proposal, and capture competency.

Earning APMP certification demonstrates your:

  • Personal commitment to this career and profession.
  • Business development capabilities.
  • Commitment to industry best practices.
  • Mission to underscore the importance of the bid and proposal management role in your organization.

APMP certification will help you gain the respect and credibility of your peers, clients, and organizations. In some cases, it can help you earn more money or pursue new career opportunities.

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Signature APMP Certifications

See which level of APMP Certification you can achieve, based on your industry experience. The Bid/Proposal Foundation, Practitioner, and Professional levels build on the prior level, and everyone must start at the Foundation level before advancing to the next level. The Foundation level is not required for the Capture Practitioner certification.

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Bid/Proposal Foundation Certification

Demonstrates extensive knowledge and understanding of best practices.

Proposal professionals with 1 to 3 years of experience

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Bid/Proposal Practitioner Certification

Demonstrates mastery of how to apply best practices and lead others in their use.

Proposal professionals with 3 to 7 years of experience

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Bid/Proposal Professional Certification

Demonstrates significant contributions to an organization and/or the profession, as well as proven leadership and communications skills.

Proposal professionals with 7 or more years of experience

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Capture Practitioner Certification

Demonstrates mastery of how to apply best practices and lead others in their use.

1 to 3 years of experience in the capture, sales, bid, and/or proposal fields

APMP Micro-Certifications

It takes more than one person to win or retain business. APMP offers micro-certifications in a variety of roles that are important to bid and proposal professionals.



Executive Summaries Micro-Certification

Demonstrates mastery of how to create compelling executive summaries.

No experience in the capture, sales, bid, and/or proposal fields required

APMP has changed my professional life, elevating it to a standard that I didn’t know existed. Aside from the professional advantages of being certified as an APMP Professional, it’s the community of members who make it so special.
Rita Mascia, CPP APMP
APMP certification is the gold standard for the industry. For me, accreditation is formal recognition of my commitment to the profession, as well as an avenue for improving my performance and bid outcomes by training in APMP principles.
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Ailsa Tuck, CP APMP
My experience, combined with the APMP Body of Knowledge, helped me obtain both the APMP Foundation exam and the Practitioners exam within a week.
Sonal Bhatnagar, CP APMP, PMP
APMP Certification is an important milestone in the bid and proposal profession. It helped me upgrade my knowledge and be competitive in the industry. You can achieve your dream career with APMP certifications. Thanks to APMP India.
Swapnil Patange
Swapnil Patange, CF APMP
The certifications, starting from the foundation to the professional level, help individuals from diverse timeframes in their careers.
Mayura Ravishankar, Proposal Associate
Receiving Practitioner-level certification boosted my confidence and validated my experiences and professional growth in the bid and proposal industry. The badge is something that I see each day, and it motivates and encourages me to keep networking, learning, and elevating others in our combined professional development goals.
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Kim Ruff, CP APMP
Certification has enhanced my worth as a bid professional. It has validated the skills and experience I have and is proof of my bid management qualities and capabilities. It has given me a springboard to develop my career and aim for Professional certification.
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Aynsley Davidson, CP APMP
Achieving certification sends a message to the world that I’m dedicated and accomplished as a proposal manager. I feel proud of earning this title and I encourage others to join our ranks.
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Jessica Davis, CF APMP
Being an active APMP certified practitioner allowed me to recognize my hidden potential multifold (40u40, BPC Awards, BPC Speaker) and give back to the profession through the APMP community.
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Karthik Koutharapu, CP APMP