APMP‘s Practitioner Level Certification is meant to access your skills and experience against a set global standard. Practitioner level is based on the provided evidence that undergoes a rigorous review. This confirms your ability to apply the best practices in real business development settings. Practitioner Assessment Questionnaire (PPAQ) deals with providing evidence for 30 Practitioner Competency areas and developmental plans regarding yourself and others.
1. Understand the APMP PPAQ Standards and Guidelines
This will provide you a framework or an idea on what you will be working on. Standards and Guidelines also explain the process and number of required evidence under each competency.
2. Collect Personal Documents
Collect documents like experience records, detail resumes, Work logs, training records, certificates earned etc. These artefacts will help you remember when you applied the skills requested for the individual competencies. These are for your reference. They will not be submitted for assessment.
3. Build a Table
Save time by building a table summarizing your experience. Make a note of all the organizations you have worked in and the roles you performed in these companies. Think about the bids/proposals you have worked on where you have used the competencies assessed in the PPAQ.
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4. Provide an appropriate rating
Carefully access the list of activities and best practices defined by the APMP. Consider how many of the activities you apply within your role and your use of the associated skills. Mark your PPAQ indicating, honestly, the level of experience you have in the best practice activities.
5. Provide Evidence to the support the rating
Provide evidence that clearly indicates where, when or how your experience has been gained. Write succinctly and consider the use of bullets to stay within the word count.
6. Mandatory and Desired Activities
You must provide evidence for all the activities marked Mandatory and a designated number of Desirable activities. Providing evidence for additional Desirable activities will not give you extra credit.
7. Use the relevant Mandatory or Desirable letter and number
Reference each piece of evidence with the relevant Mandatory or Desirable letter and number to show the activity for which you are providing evidence of application i.e. M1, M2, D1, D2. Always refer to specific proposals where you have used the best practice, using code names where appropriate to protect confidentiality.
8. Format your response
Your response should clearly demonstrate how you meet the evidence requirements for the Competency area. Use short concise sentences to state the requirement and provide appropriate details. Cite multiple projects if necessary to meet all mandatory and the required number of desired requirements.
9. Training and Self-study
If you use training in a competency area, record the name of the Workshop, the name of the training provider and also the date you attended.
If you are recording self-study as evidence in the competency area, provide the name of the resource, author and summary within the word count, of your key learning points. This may be recorded as a bulleted list.