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APMP Certification Continuing Professional Development

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is a vital part of the APMP Certification Program, and we want to show you how to earn and track Continuing Education Units (CEUs). CEUs are important because they:

  • Represent commitment to CPD.
  • Track credits for educational achievements.
  • Are periodically audited by the APMP Chief Examiner. The Chief Examiner checks about 60 percent of each APMP-accredited member’s CEUs in each audit cycle.


APMP CEU Requirements


APMP certified members must earn the following CEUs every 2 years to maintain APMP Certification:

Certification Level Number of CEUs Required Every 2 Years
Foundation 20
Practitioner 40
Professional 40

CEU compliance may only be reviewed after the second anniversary of a member's current Certification level. The two-year period begins on your Certification date, the date an individual passes a given Certification level, and ends on the second anniversary of the Certification date.

APMP members are responsible for tracking their own CEUs and may be periodically audited by a representative from the APM Group Ltd., the organization that administers the APMP Certification program.

How to Earn CEUs


Home based learning = 5 CEUs

Subjects studied should be relevant to a proposals environment, meet a specified purpose, and use knowledgeable resources.

  • Private study, structured reading on particular themes or topics.
  • Use of audio, video, distance learning or multi-media resources


  • Summarize in less than 350 words: the reason for study, key learning point, a summary of the number of hours spent, and reference materials used.

Training = up to 10 CEUs


  • Training, workshops, seminars, or courses by external (commercial or educational organizations) or
  • (Internal company training) resources, attended that relate to any aspect of the Business Development Process.


  • Summarize in less than 350 words: a description of the key learning points

  • Training Approved by APMP
    (minimum 4 Hours, may include multiple short courses)
  • Training Approved by the APMP (1 day)
  • Training Approved by the APMP (2 days or more)
  • e-learning (minimum of 4 hours) approved by the APMP
    (determined during assessment)
  • Training not approved by the APMP
    (minimum of 4 hours, may include multiple short courses)
  • e-learning, not approved by APMP (minimum of 4 hours)
5 CEUs

8 CEUs
10 CEUs
Up to 10 CEUs

3 CEUs

3 CEUs

10 CEUs
Preparation of Materials* = up to 20 CEUs

Articles - Published Articles that relate to any aspect of Business Development


  • Journals or newsletters for a professional organization
    (i.e., the APMP Journal, Perspective and APMP chapter newsletters)


  • Provide a copy of the published article and details regarding where and when the article was published
3 CEUs

Website Material and Blog Moderation


  • Contributions to professional organizations, commercial companies and non-profit organization web site material and articles
  • Moderating professional blogs for a continuous period in excess of 3 months. A professional blog is defined as a blog relating to business development.


  • Provide a copy of the published website article or details of length of time acting as a moderator to a professional blog.
5 CEUs

Presentations at Conferences


  • Presentation at a professional organization, commercial company or not for profit organization’s conference, symposia, seminar, meeting, lecture, or workshop.


  • Provide a copy of the presentation and details of where and when the presentation was made.

Published Books that are publicly available for topics related to Business Development



  • Provide details of the book name, publisher and date of publication.
20 CEUs

Revisions to previously Published Books


  • Provide details of the revisions made, and the date the revisions were published.
10 CEUs

Event Attendance*


  • Full-day (or more) conference, symposia, seminar, meeting conducted by a professional organization or commercial/not for profit organization
10 CEUs
  • Less than a full-day conference, symposia, seminar, meeting conducted by a professional organization or commercial/not for profit organization
5 CEUs
  • Local APMP Chapter, or other Business Development professional body meeting


  • Maintain a record card signed by a board member or chapter leader, as evidence of attendance.

5 CEUs

Serve the Profession as a Volunteer for a full year (pro rata)


  • International APMP Board Member

20 CEUs
  • Local Chapter APMP Board Member
15 CEUs
  • Volunteer to APMP Task Force or special committee


  • Maintain a record signed by the local or main board CEO.

15 CEUs

* Individuals who attend a full event and are speakers at that event qualify to claim Event Attendance and Preparation of Materials CEUs.


How to Track, Log Your CEUs


The APMP website has a feature which allows members to track CEUs online, on their APMP member profile.

1. Login to
2. Select Manage Profile on the right-hand side of the screen under My Profile.
3. Select Certifications under the Content & Features heading.
4. Click Add Entry under the Journal Entries heading.
5. Log how many CEUs you earned and the date of issue.

Click here to download a document that answers the most frequently asked questions (FAQs) regarding the APMP Certification Program.

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For questions not covered by the Frequently Asked Questions, or if you require additional information or support, please contact the APMP membership.