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APMP Capture Practitioner Certification
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Demonstrate Hands-On Mastery of APMP Opportunity/Capture Best Practices at the Practitioner Level

The APMP Capture Practitioner OTE assesses the knowledge and skills that demonstrate proficiency in proposal and bid management based on the APMP Competency Framework and Syllabus. The knowledge and skills required for the Practitioner are documented in the APMP certification syllabus.

The Capture Practitioner OTE is a 2.5-hour, online exam that involves:

  • A provided scenario
  • Questions (about the scenario) that have been designed to test your knowledge and understanding of APMP best practices at two recognized learning levels
  • Your experience combined with the APMP approach as laid out in the APMP Body of Knowledge (BOK)


Candidates for the Capture Practitioner-level certification must:

  • be APMP members in good standing
  • have at least three years' experience in the capture, sales, bid, and/or proposal fields

Submit the Exam Application

Before you begin preparing for the exam, you will need to submit a completed Capture Practitioner Examination Application. Complete the form, then scan and submit via the APMG portal site, which is listed on the bottom of the application.

Prepare for the Exam

Read the APMP Opportunity & Capture Practitioner OTE Preparation Guide (version 2.1 edition for Opportunity/Capture Managers) to learn more about:

  • how to prepare for the exam
  • what to expect before, during, and after the exam
  • advice regarding how to take the exam

Watch this free, one-hour webinar presented by Tony Birch, CPP APMP Fellow and chair of Shipley Ltd, about the ins-and-outs of taking this Objective Training Exam. You can also download the slides. NOTE: The webinar and slides are in some ways specific to the APMP Practitioner certification, however they explain in great detail the nature of an OTE exam - all of which is applicable to the Capture Practitioner certification.

Practice for the Exam

After reviewing the Preparation Guide, you may practice the exam online. It is a 2.5-hour exam, just like the real exam, and will help you understand the layout and OTE exam nuances. You can take the sample exam by visiting this webpage and selecting "APMP Capture Practitioner" from the dropdown menu.

Book your Exam

After reading the guide and taking the practice exam, you will need to schedule a time to sit for the exam.

Click the button below, then on the page that opens find APMP's Practitioner exam in the left column:

Book a time


Find the Certification Price List here.

There may be an additional cost if you choose to participate in an APMP Capture Practitioner orientation session presented by one of APMP’s recognized Approved Training Organizations. Search the APMP Event Calendar for Capture Practitioner orientation sessions available currently.


If you have additional questions on the APMP Capture Practitioner OTE that are not answered in the Preparation Guide, please reach out to us here.