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An often-asked question is whether it’s possible to study for the APMP Foundation certification exam on your own. Doing so offers considerable flexibility in managing your time and, of course, can save a significant amount of money, if you don’t have an employer footing the bill.

The Baachu Proposal Specialist Guide (First Edition) uses APMP Foundation Study Guide (APMP BOK Edition) as the reference. Its comprehensive- 350+ pages covering the 31 core modules of APMP Foundation syllabus and APMP Glossary of terms necessary to successfully prepare for the APMP Foundation Certification Exam.


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APMP-Foundation Level Certification Training Course

APMP offers the world’s only industry-recognized certification program for professionals working in a bid and proposal environment.

APMP Certification showcases your commitment to superior professionalism, upholding industry standards, and continued learning. These merits can help boost your professional credibility and prestige within your own network, with your current clients, and when pursuing new opportunities.

How Baachu’s online training equips APMP aspirants to get ahead in their career?

Baachu is proud to be an authorized training partner for APMP

Baachu’s Scribble is our exclusive online learning hub for APMP-Foundation level Professional Certification, which is an accreditation for a relatively new entrant into bids and proposals.

The Foundation exam tests your knowledge of proposal and bid management best practices in 22 entry and early career competencies.

Candidates do not have to be a member of APMP to take the exam, but the cost for non-member candidates is more than the cost of membership.

The APMP-Foundation™ level accreditation has a multiple-choice open-book examination. At least 42 out of 75 questions need to be answered correctly.

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Baachu APMP Certification is built around YOU.

My team and I are so excited to have you here in our Scribble platform. I really want to congratulate you for taking this decision in investing in your professional education with us.  Your challenge for the next 4 weeks, is to learn the proposal best practices and get yourself exam ready for the Proposal Specialist (APMP Foundation) accreditation.

This is what is going to happen soon after you register for the programme.  

First thing I would recommend is to look at the programme overview and the schedules so that you can access your daily and weekly activity plans and so that you can plan your time accordingly. You can then follow the prompt in the take action page or you can just jump right into the first lesson in the training. That really is as simple as that.  

Firstly, you will have life time access to the learning portal, so you can revisit the content anytime even after your certification!  

As long as you show up, as long as you do the work you will easily get the result.  Yes, it’s totally doable! No pressure.. We have made it even easier for you by chunking the modules into bite size videos, providing downloadable materials and listing action steps so that you dont get overwhelmed!  

I will be your lead trainer, supported by our implementation team. The same people will be there alongside me, every day in our support group and there for you if you have any questions for them. You will be getting to know them in our webinar sessions and in the support community.  You will also receive support from the community, everybody working alongside you. Dont hesitate to reach out anytime if you need help.  

Most importantly, we will be doing a lot of things differently in the training programme. This isn’t your standard run on the mill ordinary e-learning training programme.  

One thing is for sure, we are going to have a lot of fun together. We generally believe, learning need not be that hard and serious all the time. It can and should include a lot of fun too!  

Remember, we will be doing everything together in the programme. End of the day, you have to do the work, You have to ask for advice when you need! 

Sounds like a fair deal.  OK – Great. 

4 weeks from now, you will have the Proposal Specialist (APMP foundation) certification. Just imagine how its going to feel – the additional opportunities, knowledge gained and achieving industry standard – benefitting  month after month.  

I can’t wait to see this happening to you. I am 100% confident it will happen for you!  

Just take the first step and begin the journey 

Set your goals, schedule time for the programme

Follow the course, take actions 

4 weeks from now, you will be looking back with a big smile on your face.  I will talk to you again soon.  

Good luck  

Baskar  Sundaram

Is This Right For You?

Fair Question! Baachu APMP Foundation Certification is not for everybody. Here’s how you can make sure that our training and coaching program is right for you and your business:

This Is A Fit If You:

  • Are an action taker who is driven and passionate
  • Understand that having a proven system is essential for your business success
  • Want to tap into the database of hundreds proposal professionals in our network
  • Ambitious – Want to get in front in your career and land more interesting roles and projects
  • Want to be positioned as an expert in your field

This Is NOT A Fit If You:

  • Are not interested in learning new strategies and are stuck in your ways
  • Are not willing to do the work need to achieve the results
  • Are not committed to being a successful bid proposal professional
  • Do not work with clients directly or have no interest in working with clients

Course Description

Baachu Scribble’s APMP Foundation level e-learning course equips you with everything needed to ace the APMP Certification exam. The course examines various aspects of proposal writing and covers each subject thoroughly. We highly recommend taking this course if you are preparing for the APMP foundation certification. The course consists of 5 units which are as follows​

Unit 1 - Introduction to the Business Development Lifecycle

Business development is the lifeblood of any organisation. It is the ability to generate revenue that sustains the business or organization. This unit will introduce the distinct phases in the business development lifecycle. Sticking to these phases strictly will improve win rates and ensures that the business is sustainable.

Unit 2 - Focus on the Customer

Customer Focus is key for any proposal to be successful. More often than not, every business considers itself customer focused. However, not every aspect of the proposal is fine tuned to consider the customer’s issues and hot buttons. This unit covers various parts of the proposal including the overarching tone and approach.

Unit 3 - Create Deliverables

This unit focuses on how the proposal and supporting documents need to be created. It provides guidelines on the content preparation as well as the organisation of the document. In order for a proposal to be the best, it needs to be written using the best practices. This unit focuses on every small detail of good document writing.

Unit 4 - End-to-End Process

Winning teams have winning processes. An organisation is only as effective as its processes. This unit focuses on the various aspects of modern team management and provides tips and techniques to hold effective and focused meetings whose outcomes are clear and transparent.

Unit 5 - Tools and Systems

The use of proper tools and systems can enhance the performance of your team. This unit focuses on the various tools and systems that you can employ to help your proposal team work on opportunities better and to record their learning easily. The unit also touches upon various aspects of scheduling in order to aid with the day to day operations.

What’s inside ?

Baachu APMP Foundation Level Certification Training course is designed to give you the experience of attending face-to-face session in your own space. These lectures are recorded live in classrooms.

The dashboard gives you a snapshot of your progress and achievements. We have gamified the entire course. For each action you take, in this programme you will be rewarded with points and those points will be used for all sorts of fun stuff the team has planned for the next 4 weeks

The course recommends a 4 week schedule. This schedule has been formulated based on what worked well for the previous batches and considering the busy schedule of a bid professional.

However, Baachu APMP Course can be customised around your training needs.

You can fast track your APMP certification simulating a 1 day workshop experience to a reasonably paced 1 week office hours experience all the way to 4+ weeks bid pro experience.

The course is split into 5 units, the units are further broken down into 31 chapters, each focusing on the important aspects of proposal management as recommended in the APMP Foundation study guide, the official study guide for the exam. You have to complete the course in the intended sequence.  

These units are based on APMP’s foundation study guide, which is the official study guide for the exam. This should enable you to prepare thoroughly in the intended sequence.

These 5 units are further broken down into 31 chapters, each focusing on specific concepts relevant to the exam.

Each chapter includes video lecture by Baskar Sundaram, UK’s leading advisor to strategic government suppliers and APMP 40 under 40 award winner. Further, each chapter also includes chapter summary and key takeaways.

For each unit, at the end of each chapter, you will take a brief quiz to ensure that you understand the basic concepts covered in the chapter. You wont be able to progress to the next chapter if you score less than 75% in your quiz. So you will have to keep taking the quiz until you pass..  In addition to this, we have also included three mock exams and final certification exams. In total you will have 150+ Multiple Choice Questions to practise before the APMP exam.

To further enhance exam success, our team has compiled ‘Baachu’s Proposal Specialist Guide’. The guide uses APMP Foundation Study Guide as reference. Baachu Proposal Specialist Guide summarises the information necessary to successfully prepare for all the 31 chapters examined in the APMP Foundation Level Certification. Professionals preparing for the exam should rely on the APMP Foundation Study Guide and the APMP Glossary of Terms (both available in the APMP Store).

Most importantly, we will be doing a lot of things differently in the training programme. We generally believe, learning need not be that hard and serious all the time. It can and should include a lot of fun too. With this core principle in mind,  you will have access to Baachu Connect community, our private – dedicated APMP Foundation study group in Facebook. You will have the opportunity to meet like-minded proposal professionals who are taking the exam and benefit immensely from each other’s experience and expertise.

Baachu’s Proposal Specialist Certification Exam

Once you complete all the chapters including the chapter quiz,  you will be invited to take the final specialisation exam, Baachu’s Proposal Specialist Certification exam. Our exams are tricky, but they do require that you know the information if you want to pass.  This is a one hour timed online exam consisting of 50 multiple choice  questions. There is no negative grading. A pass percentage of 80% is required to get certified.  You will have one attempt to clear the exam.  

Upon successful completion you will have earned your  Baachu Certificate and Digital Badge. Its time to tell the world (especially potential clients or employers) that you know your stuff and you can prove it.  Our badges leverage BadgeOS, so your accomplishments can be displayed  in your email signature, LinkedIn profile, Twitter status update, your website and more.


Special Features of the Training Programme

  • Bite sized videos covering 31 core modules of APMP Foundation syllabus
  • Chapter Quiz, Mock Exams and Final Certification exam – over 150 MCQs in total for exam praticse
  • Opportunity to ask your questions, sit on the ‘Hot Seat’ and be held accountable by your bid Buddy to ensure exam success
  • Exclusive access to Baachu Connect community, our private – dedicated APMP Foundation study group in Facebook.
  • 350+ pages Proposal Specialist Guide, Chapter documents, and Powerpoint Pass cards for every chapter
  • Digital badges and course completion certifications
  • Exclusive invite to access all Baachu training courses in Scribble
  • Access to all of the APMP recordings and materials for Life so that you can reveiw lessons after exam
  • and many surprises…

So what are you waiting for? If you are ambitious and have the fire in you to succeed, just click the link below and get your career rolling.

Special Bonus

And just incase, if you need a few more compelling reason to join the programme, we have made it super easy for you to say “YES!”, because all our course attendees also receive 1 month free membership to Baachu Padi Basic

Padi Basic is our entry level membership (online community) for bidding professionals.

While this page <> has ALL the details, here’s a highlight of what you will receive when you enroll for our APMP Foundation certification programme. Access to

  • 20+ mini-courses,
  • Ready-to-use action plans and templates
  • Office hours webinars,
  • Access to our private, members-only community and much more!

We are eager to welcome you into our exclusive community as founder member. It’s going to get exciting…

About the Trainer

Baskar Sundaram is the Founder/Director of Baachu, a UK-based strategy advisory. Baskar specialises in strategising growth and is an acclaimed outsourcing industry thought leader.

He regularly presents his insights in UK outsourcing public and private forums, entrepreneur gatherings, business services roundtables and APMP conferences around the world. More than 20 wealth management companies use Baskar to test hypotheses and gain outsourcing market feedback. He also advises public sector bodies on effective procurements.

Baskar has trained over 100 people and has led 40+ bids  securing £5bn in new business across UK, Europe and Asia.

In 2016, he published Bid Buddy, a self-improvement journal for bidding professionals.

Baskar has also won the APMP 40 under 40 Future Leader award and Entrepreneur of the Year awards.

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 (

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 (

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


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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