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New Single Year APMP Foundation Level Certification Record Achieved

Wednesday, January 7, 2015  
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Contact: Patrice Scheyer
Director of Marketing & Communications
Phone: +1-703-281-1686+1-703-281-1686


New Single Year APMP Foundation Level Certification Record Achieved
Eclipsed 1,000 certified in 2014

Washington, DC, January 7, 2015 – More Association of Proposal Management Professionals’® (APMP®) members became Foundation Level Certified in 2014 than at any time in the program’s 10 year-history. The new single year record for Foundation Level certifications earned was 1,013, which is 49 more than the previous record, set in 2012.  

In just five years APMP’s annual Foundation Level Certification completion rate has increased 58 percent – up from 641 completers in 2010. Since 2004 more than 5,400 proposal professionals have achieved the distinction of being Foundation Level certified.

"Having APMP Foundation Level certification has gone from something nice to have to something you must have because it proves a specific level of proficiency and standards,” said Rick Harris, APMP Executive Director. "More companies throughout the world are requiring this certification for existing and incoming proposal professionals, which can only be good for our industry as a whole.”

APMP’s Practitioner and Professional Level certification participation held steady through 2014, but the marked growth was achieved in APMP’s Foundation Level certification.

Mr. Harris attributes the Foundation Level certification growth to a booming APMP membership, a pent-up demand to demonstrate knowledge through the APMP Foundation Level certification exam, the promotional work of Certification Director Charlie Divine and an APMP priority focus on the association’s certification program. He also cited the work of APMP’s Approved Training Organizations (ATOs) that are teaching and guiding participants through their Foundation exams, globally. 

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About APMP
APMP® is the worldwide authority for professionals dedicated to the process of winning business through proposals, bids, capture, business development and presentations. APMP is a non-profit membership organization founded in August 1989 and began with 28 charter members. Today, the Association has nearly 5,800 members and 26 active chapters worldwide. Membership includes proposal and business development professionals who are engaged in a wide range of activities including business development and acquisition, proposal management, strategic planning, business capture, sales, competitive intelligence, writing, editing, graphic design, desktop publishing, document production, and proposal consulting. For more information, contact Patrice Scheyer, Director of Marketing and Communications, +1-703-281-1686+1-703-281-1686 or