APMP FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the benefits of APMP Certification?

For the individual

  • Demonstrates you are serious about your career and profession
  • Improves your own business development capabilities
  • Provides an independent validation of your knowledge, skills, and leadership abilities
  • Enhances how others in the organization see you and how you see yourself
  • Defines and validates your role as a professional contributor

For the organization

  • Establishes an internationally recognized framework for skills development and career advancement
  • Improves business development capabilities
  • Creates a focus on best practices for business acquisition teams

For the profession

  • Demonstrates that bid and proposal management has an important role with
  • worldwide professional recognition and is not an ad hoc function that just anyone can do
  • Establishes recognized standards for our profession

What is the official Study Guide for APMP’s Foundation exam?

The official APMP Foundation study guide is the APMP Proposal Guide. It is available in the APMP store (www.apmp.org).

How to register for APMP foundation exam ?

We strongly recommend you to book the APMP Foundation level exam within 2 weeks of completing the course. This ensures that the knowledge you have gained will be fresh in your memory and you will be able to pass the exam with confidence. You can book the exam here (http://www.apmg-exams.com)

How to register for APMP foundation exam ?

We strongly recommend you to book the APMP Foundation level exam within 2 weeks of completing the course. This ensures that the knowledge you have gained will be fresh in your memory and you will be able to pass the exam with confidence. click here to book the exam 

Why should I pursue Certification?

APMP offers the world’s first Professional Certification Program for those working in a bid and proposal environment. When you pursue APMP Certification, you:

  • Demonstrate a personal commitment to your career and profession
  • Gain the respect and credibility of your peers, clients, and organization’s leaders
  • Improve both your own and your organization’s business development capabilities
  • Bring a focus on best practices to your team

What are the requirements for Foundation Certification?

Candidates for Foundation must:

  1. Have at least 1 year of experience in a bid and proposals environment; this experience does not have to be continuous (that is, it does not need to be 1 straight year without interruption for other job tasks)
  2. Submit a reference that can verify 1 year of experience in a bid and proposals environment
  3. Pass a 1-hour open-book multiple-choice exam that demonstrates knowledge and understanding of best practices
  4. Candidates do not have to be a member of APMP to take the exam, but the cost for non-member candidates is increased by the cost of membership.

How do I take the Foundation Level exam?

Baachu is APMP’s only authorized online training partner. Baachu’s 4 week online training course helps you prepare for the Foundation level Certification exam. Register for the course at Register for APMP

Can I get a sample mock exam?

Take a Practice Exam. This seven-question online test exam shows you the format and context of the questions. However, since it is only seven questions it may not be a true test of one’s ability to pass the real exam.

How do I become APMP member?

Visit Membership Home to register as an APMP member

Is this the right certification for me?

The following table provides an overview of each of the Foundation Certification.

Level Industry Position Career Position
Foundation Foundation is the beginning point for a member’s professional growth.

Junior-level proposal

professionals with 1 to 3

years’ experience or more

experienced professional just

beginning their Certification

journey.

What do I need to know about the Foundation certification exam?

Requirements Foundation Certification
Required experience 1 Year
Assessment tests Basic knowledge of best practice
Type of assessment Multiple-choice examination
Verification with self-selected reference Yes

What are the costs associated with studying for and taking the exam?

The cost for the Foundation Level exam is $400 USD. This does not include payment for Certification training offered by APMP-Approved Training Organizations (ATOs). Training to prepare for the Foundation Level exam from an ATO can cost anywhere from $195 USD (for self-paced learning) to $500 USD (for face-toface training), per person, depending on the ATO and the media used in training. The APMP Proposal Guide is available in the APMP Store for $59 USD plus shipping.

Certification Level  US Dollar Pound Sterling Euro
Foundation for APMP members US $400.00 £250.00 €300.00

The good news is that Baachu offers you the 4 week training at just $299! (This excludes the APMP exam fees). Register now at Register for APMP

What does my designation mean?

The following table shows what the APMP Foundation Certification designation means and how you should represent it.

 

Designations Member Designations Fellow Designation
Foundation CF APMP (Certified Member) CF APMP Fellow (Certified Fellow)

 

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