The APMG Public-Private Partnerships Certification Program

Building APMG Certified PPP professionals to tackle infrastructure challenges

The APMG PPP Certification Program is an innovation of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB), the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF), the World Bank Group (WBG) and part funded by the Public-Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility (PPIAF) with a shared vision of enhancing PPP performance globally. CP3P is the definitive credential to demonstrate to your peers that your abilities are aligned with international PPP good practice.

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The PPP Professional Qualification (CP 3 P) is divided into three phases:

1Phase 1 – PPP Professional Qualification (CP 3 P) Basic Stage
The Foundation level is aimed at individuals working at a basic level of PPP implementation, with little or no prior experience. It aims to standardize their knowledge of the PPP process and terminology, as described in the Guide. The exam tests whether a candidate has sufficient knowledge and understanding of the PPP Guide to act as an informed team member of a PPP finance project. Thus enabling them to participate in a team environment and move on to implementing the process. The Foundation certification is a pre-requisite for the two Practitioner certifications.
2Phase 2 – PPP Professional Qualification (CP 3 P) Preparation Stage
The Preparation exam is aimed at individuals involved in the development or implementation of PPP Frameworks or the initiation and preparation of PPP projects, mostly public sector officials, practitioners and their advisors or consultants. Private sector candidates may benefit from a greater understanding of the PPP concept as an asset/business opportunity. The exam tests whether candidates have achieved sufficient understanding of how to apply and tailor PPP Frameworks and PPP Project Identification, Screening, Appraisal and Preparation Processes in a given governmental context.
3Phase III – PPP Professional Qualification (CP 3 P) Execution Phase
The Execution exam is aimed at individuals involved in the structuring and tendering of PPP projects and the management of PPP contracts, mostly public sector officials, practitioners and their advisors or consultants. Private sector candidates may benefit from a greater understanding of the PPP concept as an asset/business opportunity. The exam tests whether the candidate has achieved sufficient understanding of how to apply the structuring and drafting process of PPP tender documents and the PPP contracts, as well as the management of PPP contracts during the Construction and Operations Phases
Note: Each stage of the exam will receive a phase recognition certificate issued by APMG, and the CP 3 P certificate that can be successfully obtained when the candidate completes the above three-stage course exam.